Alie McInerney joined the Blandin Foundation in December 2014 as Communications Associate. Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked as the Communications Associate at the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation. In her role, Alie provides communications support to, and amplifies impact of, programs, grant-making and core functions of Blandin Foundation. She also oversees and provides strategic direction, coordination and operations of the Foundation’s social media tools.
Alie holds a masters of communications degree from the Univeristy of North Dakota and a bachelor of arts in communications and English from the College of St. Benedict. She was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, where she now lives with her husband, Mike, daughter, Ada, and son, Will. She sees vibrant rural communities when people channel their personal passions into work that benefits their community.