Meet Minneapolis appoints Sandy Christensen as new vice president of finance and human capital
MINNEAPOLIS, June 8, 2016 — Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association, has hired Sandy Christensen as its vice president of finance and human capital. Christensen brings to her role 20 years of experience in finance, risk and policy analysis and project management in the public and private sector. She comes to Meet Minneapolis from the City of Minneapolis, where she served as Deputy Chief Finance Officer and Director of Enterprise Financial Management.
In her new role at Meet Minneapolis, Christensen will direct the financial and organizational operations of Meet Minneapolis, including budgeting, contracts, purchasing, accounting, information technology and human resources.
Before working for the City of Minneapolis, she worked as the finance director at the City of West St. Paul. Prior to that, she was a senior financial analyst at Thomson Reuters and was the county budget manager at Dakota County Financial Services where she oversaw 35 department budgets. Christensen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from University of Minnesota-Morris and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Hamline University.
“We are so fortunate that Sandy has brought her experience and professionalism to Meet Minneapolis,” said Meet Minneapolis President and CEO Melvin Tennant. “Her understanding of City government and her ability to get things done, even when they’re highly complex, will be a tremendous benefit to our work and will help us run our organization at a very high level.”
Sandy Christensen, vice president of finance and human capital at Meet Minneapolis Convention and Visitors Association.
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Meet Minneapolis is accredited by the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) of the Destination Marketing Association International.
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