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3M Corporate Marketing Research Division, Intellectual Property


ADC Telecommunications

Ag Country FCS


Alhambra School District (in Phoenix)

Allete/Minnesota Power


American Agricultural Editors Association

American Engineering Testing


Anchor Bank

Andersen Corporation

Association of Fundraising Professionals

Association of Legal Administrators, Minnesota


Bay West

Beckman Coulter


BMO Harris

Boston Scientific Corporation

Briggs and Morgan


Bush Foundation


California Association of Student Financial Aid Officers


Carmichael Lynch Spong

City of Maplewood

City of Roseville

Coca-Cola Enterprises

Connect Computer Company

Consortium of Twin Cities Medical Technologies Programs

Cooperative Communicators Association

Custom Research Inc.


Dakota County

Data Recognition Corporation

DePuy Synthes (a division of Johnson & Johnson)

Dorsey & Whitney


Enterprise Technology


Faegre & Benson


Farm Credit

FBI Crime Lab

Fish & Richardson

Fourth District Court

Fredrikson & Byron



Guidant Corporation


Hall & Partners

Hamline University’s Graduate Public Administration Program

Health One Corporation


Hennepin County

Hennepin County Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education

Hennepin County Community Health


Independent School District 196

International Association of Administrative Professionals


Jeffrey Slocum & Associates

John Ryan


Kansas City Association of Legal Administrators

Katun Corporation


Lean Project Consulting


Lindquist & Vennum


Management Association, Minnesota Chapter

Market Tools

Mayo Clinics

McKnight Foundation


Messerli & Kramer

Metropolitan Airport Commission,

Metropolitan Council

Microsoft Technology Program

Midcontinent Communications

Minneapolis Public Housing Authority

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Airport Police

Minnesota Association for Financial Professionals

Minnesota Association of Government Communicators

Minnesota Council on Foundations

Minnesota County Highway Engineers Association

Minnesota Department of Employee Relations

Minnesota Department of Finance

Minnesota Department of Health

Minnesota Department of Human Services

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Minnesota Department of Rural Health and Primary Care

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Minnesota Management and Budget

Minnesota Municipal Clerks Institute

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Minnesota Public Defender’s Office

Minnesota State Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education

Minnesota State Retirement System

Minnesota Supreme Court Continuing Education Program, Annual Conference of Judges

MoneyGram International




National Association for Environmental Management

National Society of Fund-Raising Executives (Minnesota Chapter)

Natural Resources Research Institute in Duluth

NCS Pearson

North American Transplant Coordinators Organization

North Dakota Professional Communicators


Norwest Bank


Office of the Legislative Auditor

Opus Group

Oregon State Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education


Padilla Speer Beardsley

Partner’s Consulting Group

Pennsylvania Bar Institute

Piper Jaffray

Priority Publications

Prime Therapeutics

Princeton School District (in Minnesota)



Ryan Companies


Saint Louis County

Saint Mary’s University, Faculty Development

Shook, Hardy & Bacon



Thomson Reuters

Thorp Reed Armstrong

Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association


Unemployment Insurance Minnesota

United HealthCare Corporation

United Properties

University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management’s MBA program

University of Minnesota’s Communicators’ Forum

University of Minnesota’s Community of Scholars

University of Minnesota’s Graduate School, Dissertation Workshop

University of Minnesota’s Master of Science in Software Engineering

University of Minnesota’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Center’s Summer Research Program

University of Minnesota’s Multicultural Teacher Development Project

University of Minnesota’s McNair Scholars Program

University of Minnesota’s Office of International Programs

University of Minnesota’s Office of the President

University of Minnesota’s Technological Leadership Institute’s Management of Technology program

University of Minnesota’s Undergraduate Research Experience

University Legal Services, Washington, D.C.

Upsher-Smith Laboratories

U.S. Bank

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Minnesota                           

U.S. Food and Drug Administration


Washington County Public Works

Wells Fargo

Wilder Foundation

Xcel Energy


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