Hi, I'm Art Coulson, owner of Redbird Media & Design. We specialize in Strategic Communications | Media Strategy | Print+Online Design | Social Media Consulting
Art Coulson's Bio:
Devilishly handsome communications professional. Author of "The Creator's Game: A Story of Baaga'adowe/Lacrosse," published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. Lover of lacrosse. Devoted father. Musician. Gourmand. Roustabout. Bourbon, never scotch. ... Art Coulson.
Art Coulson's Experience:
School Board Member at ISD 1962007 - Present
One of seven elected school board members in Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan school district, Minnesota's fourth-largest district with 28,000 students, 4,000 employees and an annual budget of $400 million. Appointed to fill a vacancy in 2007; elected to a four-year term in 2009 and re-elected in 2013.
Owner at Redbird Media & Design2006
Redbird Media & Design is a communications, design, publishing and social media strategy company providing a wide range of services to corporate, government and nonprofit clients.
Public Communications Director at Ramsey County2006 - 2014
I was responsible for developing and implementing the county governmentâs entire communications program. I helped the elected, seven-member county board and its appointed administrator develop targeted messages and effectively and efficiently deliver those messages to their intended audiences. I wrote speeches, created visually appealing presentations, oversaw a wide range of publications, planned events large and small and directed the county's use of social media and the web. In addition, I managed the county's media relations and its internal communications with its 4,000 employees.
Board member at The Circle2009 - 2010
Basic Needs Impact Committee Member at Greater Twin Cities United Way2007 - 2009
Member at Native American Journalists Association1994 - Present
Editorial Page Editor at St. Paul Pioneer Press2000 - Present
Led the newspaper's award-winning Editorial Board from 2003-2006. Served as Senior Editor for Suburban Coverage from 2000-03
Metro Editor at Rochester Democrat and Chronicle1989 - 2000
Positions held in addition to Metro Editor included Deputy Editorial Page Editor; Zoned Editions Editor and Copy Editor
News Editor at Canandaigua Daily Messenger1988 - 1989
Managing Editor at The Reston Times1986 - 1988
While I was managing editor, The Reston Times in Fairfax County, Va., was named best suburban newspaper in the nation for two consecutive years by Suburban Newspapers of America.
Editor at Sun Coast Media Group1984 - 1986
Positions held included Editor of Sarasota Sun and city hall/cops reporter for The Venice Gondolier
Art Coulson's Education:
Duke University1979 – 1983Bachelor's
Norfolk Academy1975 – 1979
Art Coulson's Interests & Activities:
Writer, lacrosse fan and player, lover of spicy food, guitar player, Cherokee language learner, beadworker, basket maker. Author of "The Creator's Game: A Story of Baaga'adowe/Lacrosse," to be published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press in November 2013.