Meet Our Team

We are content strategists. Content creators. Content marketers.

MSP-C values attracting and retaining the right people to make it all happen. We can say we have 175 of the best and brightest on our roster. We are writers, editors and designers. We are production experts and digital strategists. We are user experience gurus, analytics and insights experts and media junkies.

And we can't wait to get to work for you.

Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson

President

A consummate curator and digester of digital and content industry trends, Gary has been at the helm of MSP Communications since 1978, overseeing the creation and execution of more than 225 print and digital titles and platforms.

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Deborah Hopp

Deborah Hopp

Senior Vice President, MSP-C

Over a lifelong career in publishing, Deb has overseen successful teams as both an editor and a publisher, giving her broad expertise on both the creative and financial sides of the business and a working knowledge of all forms of print and digital media. Whether in the B2B, B2C or custom space, strategy, partnership and talent development are day-to-day drivers. In addition to running the two leading magazines in the Twin Cities area, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business, Deb has led custom publishing, content marketing and digital service work for more than 40 local and national companies and organizations from the Fortune 500 to international associations to Super Bowl 52. 

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Erin Madsen

Erin Madsen

Vice President of Content

Erin is the vice president of content at MSP-C where she guides the work of content creators in both editorial and design who develop content for more than a dozen clients around the United States.
 

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Kevin Dunn

Kevin Dunn

Vice President of Client Strategy

Kevin has 35 years of publishing, advertising sales, marketing and digital experience. His 27-year tenure with MSP spans roles as publisher, director of sales and marketing on Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and, for the past eight years, director of digital media for MSP Communications and MSP-C. 

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Doug Rock

Doug Rock

Associate Director of Digital Director and Publisher, MSP TechMedia

Doug leads MSP’s TechMedia and B2B teams and has been covering the high-tech industry since 1992. Prior to moving to MSP in 2002, Doug worked for IBM for six years, managing magazine publishing for the company’s server division.

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Kate Rogers

Kate Rogers

Vice President, Digital Strategy

As MSP-C’s vice president of digital strategy, Kate will help craft the agency’s work to develop valuable, long-term content on behalf of its clients. Kate brings 15 years of content marketing experience to the role, having previously served as editorial director of MSP-C and executive editor of Pillsbury.com. She’s held numerous content strategy and public relations positions at agencies like Three Deep Marketing, La Breche and McFarland Cahill Communications. Rogers, a Minnesota native and University of Minnesota alumna, lives in South Minneapolis with her husband and twin boys.

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Mike Kooiman

Mike Kooiman

Experience Design Director

Mike brings more than 15 years of experience in graphic design to MSP. His expertise bridges the gap between traditional design and interactive content, producing high-quality, innovative solutions for a variety of Fortune 500 companies and other clients.

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Mary Authier

Mary Authier

Senior Vice President of Operations

Frank Sisser

Frank Sisser

Vice President of Project Management

John Bienias

John Bienias

Vice President of Finance and Administration

Bridget Kaminski

Bridget Kaminski

Director of Strategic Growth

Molly Bennett

Molly Bennett

Content Director

Evelyn Hoover

Evelyn Hoover

Content Director

Bret Ryan

Bret Ryan

Art Director

Rebecca Rowland

Rebecca Rowland

Content Director

Sarah Elbert

Sarah Elbert

Content Director