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Twitterview with Andrea Kopfmann, @AndreaKopfmann

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Twitterview with Andrea Kopfmann, @AndreaKopfmann

Good Wednesday morning everyone! Time for this weeks @MNMOmag Twitterview with our guest, @AndreaKopfmann. Lets begin.

Andrea: Thanks for having me, Joel!

To start off with, can you share a little bit about yourself? Like where you grew up and went to college.

Andrea: I grew up in a very small town in SD called Alpena. I went to college in Marshall at Southwest State.

What did you major in at Southwest State? Did you intern anywhere after college?

Andrea: I majored in Communications - Radio/TV/Theatre. Loved every minute of it! I was going to be the ESPN girl. Ha!

Graduated in 2007. Interned @1013KDWB that summer then @nemerfieger from Sept-Oct. Then went right to @WalserAutoGroup

Lets leap ahead to your role as the Director of the Walser Foundation. What about the role appealed to you?

Andrea: So much! First, the organization and the people. It was a brand new position so I've been able to pave my own path.

It was a whole new challenge for me. I've never been involved with something like this. It's been exciting since day 1

That's great! Explain for people, what the Walser Foundation actually is and how it works? When did it get started?

Andrea: 5% of pre-tax profits from @WalserAutoGroup go to the Walser Foundation. We work with fantastic non-profit partners

Walser has been in business for 50+ yrs. At one time, the Foundation operated under a different name

The mission has stayed the same. Supporting women, children and families here in the Twin Cities

So buying a car from the @WalserAutoGroup helps the driver and the public! :) What groups do you work with?

Andrea: Yes! And anytime you service your vehicle or purchase parts from us!

We work w/ @OpenArmsMN @bolderoptions @UpperMidwestMS @starkeyhearing @mnaidsproject Teen Challenge @childrensMN

SAVE, @2harvest @diabetesMN, Fraser, Amplatz Children's Hospital and more. Check us out here:

So MANY people benefit from your work at the Walser Foundation! How does that make you feel personally?

Andrea: Pretty proud of the company I work for. I'm just lucky to be apart of it. How does it make you feel, Joel?

Helping people is always a good thing. I'm guessing you attend a number of events. What were some of them from 2011?

Andrea: Ready for a big list?

Many events w/ @StPaulSaints. @OpenArmsMN Moveable Feast & Butterball. Many events w/ @UpperMidwestMS & @diabetesMN

The @CharlieAwardsTC @IveyAwards Glamorama for @childrenscancer Teen Challenge Gala, Basilica Block Party & many more

Lets shift back to you briefly. You're a local foodie. What have been some of your favorite places to eat at lately?

Andrea: I frequent Eli's constantly. 112 is always amazing. @SaffronMpls is brilliant. I have a fantastic time @TravailKitchen

Restaurant Alma and La Belle Vie are my celebration spots

And this time of year, I love the ramen @Masu_NE. I can't get enough of it. It's like crack.

Super. Well thank you for being a part of #MNMOtv today and sharing some of your story! Have a great week Andrea.

Andrea: Thanks for having me, Joel! I had fun. Happy Holidays!


Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 in Permalink

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Joel E. CarlsonMNMO Twitterviews are led by @JoelECarlson of Sociability, a social media consulting services and community management company in Minnesota. He is very active in the social media community and has conducted over 300 Twitterviews with people like Elizabeth Ries and John Hanson of Twin Cities Live, Frank Vascellaro of WCCO-TV, Genevieve Gorder of HGTV, and Rebecca Jarvis of CBS' The Early Show. He truly enjoys connecting with new people and places and sharing their story with others.

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