Goff Public’s Heidi Larson earns MSPBJ’s Women in Business award

Goff Public CFO Heidi Larson was selected as a 2019 Women in Business honoree by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Heidi started at Goff Public early in her career 23 years ago and is now the firm’s CFO. She splits her time between managing the firm’s finances and assisting clients.

Learn more about Heidi’s honor and highlights from her career in this Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal profile.

Mark Cuban shares business life lessons, talks politics with crowd at Judson

Billionaire investor and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban shared insights from his career during a conversation at Judson University in Elgin, Illinois. As part of a new series presented by Judson’s World Leaders Forum, Judson alumnus Mark Vargas interviewed Cuban. Their conversation ranged from Cuban’s business beginnings as a 12-year-old door-to-door garbage bag salesman to rumors of a presidential run in 2020.

Watch this video from Chicago’s Daily Herald to hear more from Cuban and read the full story here.

New nonprofit supports survivors of sexual assault

Our team recently had the privilege of helping launch a new nonprofit organization called Survivor Strong, which supports survivors of sexual assault through healing, advocacy and education.

Founded by Trinea Gonczar and Amanda Thomashow, survivors who participated in of one of the most high-profile sexual assault cases in U.S. history, the launch of Survivor Strong coincided with the premiere of a new HBO documentary called “At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal.” Trinea and Amanda share their experiences in the film and attended its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, where they were interviewed by numerous national media outlets, including Newsweek, Bustle, Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter.

They have now dedicated their careers to advocating for survivors and bringing about change. Survivor Strong trains organizations of all kinds – from hospitals to colleges to law offices – on how to work with survivors of sexual assault and create systems that are trauma-informed, survivor-centric and prevent assaults before they happen.

From messaging and website development to creating social media pages and managing national media opportunities, Goff Public helped make the launch of Survivor Strong a success. Congratulations to our new client!

Goff president/CEO joins national board

Congratulations to our President and CEO Chris Georgacas, who was elected to the National Indian Gaming Association‘s board of directors as an associate member delegate. NIGA is an association of federally recognized Native American tribes, with the mission of protecting and preserving tribal sovereignty and the ability of tribes to attain economic self-sufficiency through gaming and other forms of economic development. Chris has been heavily involved in Goff Public’s work in Indian Country over the past 20 years.