Susan Brott, APR

CESO Communications

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CESO Communications


Susan Brott, APR,

has more than 20 years of experience working in school districts as a strategic communications professional. Prior to joining CESO Communications, Susan served as a communications director in several Minneapolis-St. Paul area school districts. Susan enjoys all aspects of strategic communications and strategic planning, and especially enjoys facilitating and engaging stakeholders to elevate their voice and help them feel valued and heard. She specializes in analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data in order to help clients seek deeper meaning and make better decisions. Even before joining CESO Communications in April 2020, Susan was a go-to resource for school leaders across Minnesota, providing strategic communications counsel and advice, and helping to craft crisis response messaging in times of need. Susan has been an active member of the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA), including co-facilitating annual workshops for new school communications professionals, and from which she recently received the 2021 Barry Gaskins Mentor Legacy Award. She is also active in the Minnesota School Public Relations Association (MinnSPRA), where she served as president in 2007-2008 and received the Dawn K. McDowell Legacy award in 2018.