About Goff Public

We are an independent communications agency based in Minnesota offering public relations and public affairs services.

From early PR pioneers to Minnesota’s top public relations and public affairs firm

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Since 1966, Goff Public has worked tirelessly to build trusted relationships, elevate reputations and solve problems for our clients.

Legendary ad men and politicos Bob Goff and Nick Coleman built Goff Public from humble beginnings. What started as a scrappy advertising shop transformed into one of the first public relations firms in the Twin Cities.

Today, Goff Public is a certified women-owned public relations and public affairs firm that blends its storied history with modern ingenuity — pairing tools, expertise and relationships to support clients as they communicate in today’s fast-paced world.

We build trust, advocate and solve problems for organizations that are improving the world. We are passionate about and invested in our work, our clients and our communities

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Integrity

We act with integrity on the job, in our lives and as brand stewards for our clients.

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Inclusion

We strive to include diverse ideas, points of view, identities, backgrounds, abilities and experiences in all that we do.

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Authenticity

We are an honest team that values candor.

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Accountability

Our trustworthiness is only possible through accountability. We see things through for each other and our clients.

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Teamwork

We work collaboratively, share ideas, support each other and our clients, and succeed together.

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Excellence

No matter the size or scope of work, we apply excellence on everything to which we put the Goff Public name.

Invested in our communities

We make an impact through our ability to amplify messages, connect people, and help organizations succeed through public relations and public affairs. From serving on nonprofit boards and committees to lending a hand in our communities, the Goff Team is made up of passionate, engaged citizens. We encourage active involvement with organizations and causes that our team members feel called to serve.

Four pillars define how we invest in our communities:

  • Our pro bono program
  • Board service and engagement
  • Volunteer events
  • Charitable sponsorship and donations

Through these opportunities, Goff Public gives more than 5% of its gross earnings annually to nonprofit organizations. We’ve been a member of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Minnesota Keystone Program since 2013 and were honored in 2023 with the Minnesota Keystone Award.

Providing pro bono expertise to important causes and local nonprofits keeps our team engaged with the organizations and leaders who are improving our communities. Our Goff Comms Cohort expands our impact and creates learning opportunities for Minnesota-based leaders.

Organizations supported through volunteer, board and pro bono services

African American RegistryAmerican Lung AssociationAppetite for ChangeARRMBirdies4BrainsCatholic CharitiesCitizens LeagueGreater MSPGreater Twin Cities Youth SymphoniesJugaad Leadership ProgramLake Street CouncilMinnesota Chamber of CommerceMinnesota Innocence ProjectNeighborhood HousePublic Policy and International Affairs ProgramSaint Paul Area Chamber of CommerceSanneh FoundationServeMinnesotaSouthside Family Nurturing CenterSPNNSt. Olaf CollegeAfrican American RegistryAmerican Lung AssociationAppetite for ChangeARRMBirdies4BrainsCatholic CharitiesCitizens LeagueGreater MSPGreater Twin Cities Youth SymphoniesJugaad Leadership ProgramLake Street CouncilMinnesota Chamber of CommerceMinnesota Innocence ProjectNeighborhood HousePublic Policy and International Affairs ProgramSaint Paul Area Chamber of CommerceSanneh FoundationServeMinnesotaSouthside Family Nurturing CenterSPNNSt. Olaf CollegeAfrican American RegistryAmerican Lung AssociationAppetite for ChangeARRMBirdies4BrainsCatholic CharitiesCitizens LeagueGreater MSPGreater Twin Cities Youth SymphoniesJugaad Leadership ProgramLake Street CouncilMinnesota Chamber of CommerceMinnesota Innocence ProjectNeighborhood HousePublic Policy and International Affairs ProgramSaint Paul Area Chamber of CommerceSanneh FoundationServeMinnesotaSouthside Family Nurturing CenterSPNNSt. Olaf CollegeAfrican American RegistryAmerican Lung AssociationAppetite for ChangeARRMBirdies4BrainsCatholic CharitiesCitizens LeagueGreater MSPGreater Twin Cities Youth SymphoniesJugaad Leadership ProgramLake Street CouncilMinnesota Chamber of CommerceMinnesota Innocence ProjectNeighborhood HousePublic Policy and International Affairs ProgramSaint Paul Area Chamber of CommerceSanneh FoundationServeMinnesotaSouthside Family Nurturing CenterSPNNSt. Olaf CollegeAfrican American RegistryAmerican Lung AssociationAppetite for ChangeARRMBirdies4BrainsCatholic CharitiesCitizens LeagueGreater MSPGreater Twin Cities Youth SymphoniesJugaad Leadership ProgramLake Street CouncilMinnesota Chamber of CommerceMinnesota Innocence ProjectNeighborhood HousePublic Policy and International Affairs ProgramSaint Paul Area Chamber of CommerceSanneh FoundationServeMinnesotaSouthside Family Nurturing CenterSPNNSt. Olaf CollegeAfrican American RegistryAmerican Lung AssociationAppetite for ChangeARRMBirdies4BrainsCatholic CharitiesCitizens LeagueGreater MSPGreater Twin Cities Youth SymphoniesJugaad Leadership ProgramLake Street CouncilMinnesota Chamber of CommerceMinnesota Innocence ProjectNeighborhood HousePublic Policy and International Affairs ProgramSaint Paul Area Chamber of CommerceSanneh FoundationServeMinnesotaSouthside Family Nurturing CenterSPNNSt. Olaf CollegeAfrican American RegistryAmerican Lung AssociationAppetite for ChangeARRMBirdies4BrainsCatholic CharitiesCitizens LeagueGreater MSPGreater Twin Cities Youth SymphoniesJugaad Leadership ProgramLake Street CouncilMinnesota Chamber of CommerceMinnesota Innocence ProjectNeighborhood HousePublic Policy and International Affairs ProgramSaint Paul Area Chamber of CommerceSanneh FoundationServeMinnesotaSouthside Family Nurturing CenterSPNNSt. Olaf CollegeAfrican American RegistryAmerican Lung AssociationAppetite for ChangeARRMBirdies4BrainsCatholic CharitiesCitizens LeagueGreater MSPGreater Twin Cities Youth SymphoniesJugaad Leadership ProgramLake Street CouncilMinnesota Chamber of CommerceMinnesota Innocence ProjectNeighborhood HousePublic Policy and International Affairs ProgramSaint Paul Area Chamber of CommerceSanneh FoundationServeMinnesotaSouthside Family Nurturing CenterSPNNSt. Olaf CollegeAfrican American RegistryAmerican Lung AssociationAppetite for ChangeARRMBirdies4BrainsCatholic CharitiesCitizens LeagueGreater MSPGreater Twin Cities Youth SymphoniesJugaad Leadership ProgramLake Street CouncilMinnesota Chamber of CommerceMinnesota Innocence ProjectNeighborhood HousePublic Policy and International Affairs ProgramSaint Paul Area Chamber of CommerceSanneh FoundationServeMinnesotaSouthside Family Nurturing CenterSPNNSt. Olaf College

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of revenue is donated every year.

2013

Joined Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce's Minnesota Keystone Program.

Meet our team

Wise strategists. Creative thinkers. Passionate advocates. The Goff Public team brings unsurpassed experience to our work and delivers only the best results for our clients.

Jennifer Hellman
CEO / President

Jen Hellman

Heidi Larson
CFO / COO

Heidi Larson

Chris Georgacas
Chairman

Chris Georgacas

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Writing Specialist

Jenny Alvermann

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Director, Public Relations

Ashley Aram

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Multimedia Producer

Christopher Beeth

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Senior Account Executive

Caroline Burns

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Graphic Designer

Adam Darragh

Chris Duffy
Vice President, Public Relations

Chris Duffy

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Vice President, Public Affairs

Elizabeth Emerson

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Legislative Coordinator

Sara Goodno

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Digital Communications Specialist

Liv Hultgren

Nate Kass
Director of Digital and Creative

Nate Kass

Sue Kuncio
Office Manager

Sue Kuncio

Ellen Larson
Public Affairs Coordinator/Lobbyist

Ellen Larson

Grace Rose
Account Manager

Grace Rose

Madeleine Rush
Director, Public Relations

Madeleine Rush

James Schueneman
Account Executive

James Schueneman

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Vice President, Public Relations

Sara Swenson

Cali Owings
Senior Account Manager / Lead Writer

Cali Torell

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Director, Government Relations

Pierre Willette

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Director, Public Relations

Allison Winters

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Intern

Khuluc Yang

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Director, Public Affairs

John-Paul Yates

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