Strength in numbers

The Center recruits communications vet Katie Fulkerson from the GOP Senate Caucus. Three others join staff.

Katie Fulkerson has joined the staff of Center of the American Experiment as Communications Director. She replaces Tom Steward, who will devote his time exclusively to investigative journalism.

John Hinderaker, the Center’s president, said he was impressed by Fulkerson’s reputation for creativity and solid relationships with media statewide. Fulkerson worked for the state’s Senate Republican Caucus for six years, where she led media relations and outreach and served as a digital advisor to various legislative campaigns. She also has nearly a decade of agency experience managing interactive projects for Fortune 500 companies.

Fulkerson grew up in Wisconsin and Illinois before earning her B.A. at Indiana University.

The Center has also added three other employees to its mix.

Micah Olson serves as Greater Minnesota Outreach Director, with a special attention to developing The Greater Minnesota Advisory Board. Olson graduated from the University of Northwestern-St. Paul with a degree in communication studies.

Mitch Rolling is a researcher, assisting policy fellows on projects ranging from energy issues to education. Rolling graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in history and Jewish studies. While attending the University, he wrote for a school newspaper, gaining nationwide coverage for his reporting on college campus issues.

Greta Elsholtz has the role of Special Projects Coordinator. Elsholtz studied public relations and event planning at the University of Northwestern-St. Paul, where she worked in student activities as the Director of Off-Campus Events and actively supported FORCE (Fellowship of Reconciling Cultures Everywhere), an on-campus multicultural student group.