MNA Welcomes New PR person

11 Dec
Rick Fuentes- Minnesota Nurses Association

Rick Fuentes

The Minnesota Nurses Association is happy to welcome Rick Fuentes to represent its 20,000 members in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin.  Rick has been known to the Twin Cities as a TV reporter, and, most recently, he’s been an advocate for nonprofit organizations and public affairs campaigns.

Rick is a graduate of the University of Missouri’s Journalism School.  From there

he worked at KOMU-TV (NBC) in Columbia, MO; KCOY-TV (CBS) in San Luis Obispo, CA; KSNV-TV (NBC) in Las Vegas, NV; and the CBS station, WCCO-TV, in Minneapolis.  Rick served as an investigative reporter, which earned him an Edward R. Murrow Award in 1998, and as a regular beat reporter on labor issues, where he covered grocery store workers, culinary workers, bus drivers, and airline mechanics in separate contract disputes.

Since 2006, Rick has operated a media relations and video production company, Spokesproductions, and has produced marketing and public relations videos for Nature Valley, National Marine Manufacturers Association, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, and Children’s Lighthouse of Minnesota.

Rick lives in south Minneapolis with his wife and Libby, a very large dog.  Although he moved to the Twin Cities in 1999, Rick’s first visit to Minnesota came in 1980 at the Elementary School National Chess Championships held at Hopkins High School.  Rick finished 8th.

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