Brenna Brelie

Head of Operations

As the Head of Operations, Brenna oversees all aspects of operations. She leads a high-performing team of finance, HR, facilities, and IT professionals, who provide critical systems support for our programs as they foster thriving and prosperous communities. Brenna has held multiple roles during her tenure at Pillsbury United, including Chief Program Officer and Chief of Staff.

Brenna joined Pillsbury United in 2015 as Senior Director of Communications and PR with more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit management, strategic communications, brand strategy, and PR. Previously she’s held communications and marketing positions at Grassroots Solutions, Goodwill/Easter Seals MN, and Fallon.

Brenna is a proud mom, advocate, traveler, tap dancer, yoga practitioner, gardener, music-lover, and nature-enthusiast. She’s also currently a dance instructor Ballare Teatro and co-founder of the Twin Cities Tap Festival

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