Ira "Mimmu" Salmela

Interim Station Manager and Director of Development

Mimmu currently serves in a double duty as KUMD's Interim Station Manager and Director of Development. In her development role she works with over 100 area businesses and organizations who support KUMD as underwriters and business partners. She also oversees station’s membership, marketing and public relations efforts. She has been with KUMD since 2008 after spending 9 years at the University of Minnesota Duluth in various capacities in public relations, event organizing and coaching (ice hockey). On her spare time Mimmu plays hockey and soccer and does half marathons for fun. She loves Duluth because of its four seasons and friendly people.

Mimmu is a dual citizen of the US and Finland, and has a M.A. in Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin Superior and Bachelor of Communication and Visual Arts from Turku University of Applied Sciences (Finland).

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