Erika Carter, who has spent 20 years developing expertise in public affairs, government relations and strategic communication, will join the Bush Foundation as its Communications Director. In that role, Carter will oversee a team that does a broad range of work from sharing inspiring stories about impactful leaders and organizations in our region to hosting and sponsoring events that connect good people who should know one another.
"I'm so excited to have Erika join our team. She's a real talent." said Duchesne Drew, the Foundation's Community Network vice president. "Erika will help us continue to polish the many things we do to inspire, equip and connect leaders across our region."
Carter spent the last 10 years at Target Corp. and worked in a variety of roles there from government affairs manager and senior business partner of store communications to director of store communications. Prior to that Carter was a senior policy analyst with the federal Government Accountability Office, a media and communications aide for Gov. Jesse Ventura and an assignment desk editor at WCCO-TV.
Outside of work, Carter has served as a commissioner for the Minneapolis Planning Commission as well as on the board of Athletes Committed to Educating Students (ACES). A proud graduate of the University of Minnesota – Duluth, Carter went on to earn her master's of public administration from the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota.