Ira "Mimmu" Salmela

Director of Development and Public Relations

Mimmu works with area businesses and organizations to get their important message in front of the KUMD audience. She is also in charge of the 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). Mimmu still plays hockey in a women’s league and does half marathons for fun. She loves Duluth because of its four seasons and friendly people.

Mimmu 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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