Mary Heer-Forsberg joined MPR | APM as development communications manager in 2013. She is responsible for leading internal and external communications strategies to support the organization's philanthropic goals. Prior to MPR, Mary served as marketing and communications director for St. Paul Smart Trips and communications director for the Indian Land Tenure Foundation and Mounds Park Academy. In addition, Mary has worked as a communications consultant and writer, primarily serving clients in higher education, philanthropy and healthcare. Mary holds a bachelor's degree in English from the College of St. Benedict and a master's degree in communication from the University of Northern Colorado. She is a board member of Community Mediation and Restorative Services and has served on other nonprofit boards, including the Roseville Area Schools Foundation.