Visit Saint Paul, the Minnesota city’s official destination marketing organization, hired two new employees. Nick Cusick is the new marketing and media relations manager and Magdalene Nitschke is the member marketing & communications manager.
Cusick is from Cottage Grove and has a background in journalism and tourism. He most recently worked as the director of the Muscatine Convention & Visitors Bureau in Southeast Iowa. As the bureau’s only fulltime employee, Cusick handled all things including marketing, media relations, purchasing, writing, graphic design and digital and social strategies. At Visit Saint Paul, Cusick will manage the digital marketing efforts, media relations and social strategies.
“I am incredibly grateful for this extraordinary opportunity,” said Cusick, “I can’t wait to get started and to help build on the great things Visit Saint Paul has done.”
Nitschke utilized the services of Visit Saint Paul in her role as assistant marketing manager for the Union Depot in Saint Paul. After joining the Visit Saint Paul team, she will help members get the most value out of their membership, making sure member info is accurate and complete, maximizing member exposure through efforts like the new website, organizing member events and growing our communications with current/prospective members.
“I am thrilled to join the Visit Saint Paul team,” said Nitschke. “As an active member, I understand the value that Visit Saint Paul brings to local organizations and the community and I look forward to creatively engaging members and implementing strategies to benefit our beautiful city.”
“It’s always great to add passionate and talented people to the team,” said Terry Mattson, president & CEO, Visit Saint Paul. “I know Nick and Magdalene will hit the ground running and do tremendous work for us.”
Both Cusick and Nitschke started July 13.