About the Author

Brian Lucas lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Betsy, his daughters, Julia and Molly, and their dog, Bella.

Brian has spent decades telling stories.  As an undergraduate at Princeton University, he worked on a nationally syndicated radio show called American Focus, where he got to interview influential figures such as Tom Brokaw, Peter Jennings, Connie Chung and Norman Mailer.

After college Brian pursued a career in journalism, interning with CNN in Washington, DC, and then working as a reporter for Minnesota Public Radio.  He earned a Masters Degree in Broadcasting from Northwestern University and started working as a television reporter for the CBS station in La Crosse, Wisconsin.  After four years on the air, he switched careers, moving back to his hometown of Minneapolis and starting a career in public relations.  That’s when he was set up on a blind date with Betsy.

Brian’s PR career has taken him to Best Buy, to Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, and now to the University of Minnesota, where he is senior director of communications for the Academic Health Center.

Brian is chair of the board of the Minnesota Chapter of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.  In 2006, he was named to the Twin Cities Business Journal’s annual “40 under 40” list of influential members of the local business community.  He is a graduate of the Leadership Twin Cities program and he completed the Policy Fellows program at the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of public affairs.

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