The Mentor Next Door Committee is announcing the final two speakers for its upcoming Linking event: Melvin Tennant, CAE of Meet Minneapolis® LLP and Marcia Appel of Green Lotus Partners.
has been blessed to have had a long, varied and fun career.
Trained as a journalist, she began as a reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer Press while finishing her undergraduate degree as the University of Minnesota.
She helped launch several local magazines over the years, including Twin Cities Woman and Corporate Report, and was executive editor of Twin Cities Magazine before it merged with Mpls.
Thanks to incredible mentors, she
moved between the worlds of journalism and corporate management throughout her
She has served as director of advertising and public relations for a division of Control Data, as SVP of The Musicland Group, SVP of Marketing for American Girl, and chief marketing officer of Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media.
In 2007, Ms. Appel
founded an integrated wellness and healing center that weaves together alternate healing modalities with yoga and tai chi offerings.
She has been active in public and community life, having served on the boards of the Minnesota Women's Campaign Fund, the University of Minnesota Executive Alumni Board, the Animal Humane Society, and Planned Parenthood of Minnesota and South Dakota, among others.
Ms. Appel is an award-winning journalist for both public affairs reporting and column writing.