Ingrid Hornibrook brings her substantial experience in communication, messaging, and local government knowledge to make this unique hire.

According to a DPD press release, Hornibrook comes to the position with extensive experience in freelance writing and created a blog, website, and newsletter content for a range of companies spanning from international Fortune 500 companies to small, local businesses.

She recently served as Mayor Ness’s Community Relations Officer during his last term in 2015 and as the Information Specialist for the City of Duluth’s Business and Economic Development department.

She has volunteered her time as one of the first contributing writers to Destination Duluth, enhanced the content on the Duluth Economic Development Authority’s website, and was instrumental in planning all three sessions of the 2018 Workforce Solutions series.


Hornibrook grew up in Southwestern Minnesota and earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. She lived in the Minneapolis metro area for 8 years where she built a health insurance book of business from the ground up and started a freelance writing business.

She used her communication and networking skills to get connected to the Destination Duluth board in order to get connected to the Duluth community, which ultimately leads to her appointment to the Ness administration and further employment with the City of Duluth.


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