The month of November has been pretty unusual for everyone at Campbell Mithun. A group of us, called the Mo’s of Mithun, have been sprouting some fuzz on our upper lips to raise awareness for men’s health issues, concentrating on prostate and testicular cancer, as part of the national Movember movement.
For 30 days we have been walking talking billboards around the community, trying to raise funds to beat this horrible disease we call cancer! We all worked hard growing and grooming our mustaches -- some harder than others, but everyone got an A for effort.
Growing the ‘staches wasn’t the only thing we worked together on: as a team (with help from family, friends and amazing co-workers), we managed to raise $1,825!
The greatest part of Movember is that no one really wants their loved ones to grow a mustache (this is not the ‘70s and the Oakland Athletics are brutal, I think – but I’m not a big baseball guy), but they know the mustache is for a great cause and so have been the greatest supporters!
Thank you to everyone around the office for putting up with our creepiness for the month. And an even bigger thank you for your support!
Happy shaving, Mo Bros!
Good news: Our holding company Interpublic Group recently earned a 100 percent rating in the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), an annual survey for policies/practices related to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) employees and their families. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) issues the report, which has become a premiere national benchmark for LGBT workplace inclusion, and businesses rated 100 percent are recognized as “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.”
For our employees, the perfect score is confirmation of IPG’s commitment to becoming the most inclusive network of marketing services companies. The score was earned after a comprehensive audit of policies, including medical coverage, non-discrimination policies, employee guidelines and training -- as they relate to LGBT employees and their partners.
IPG actually first earned a perfect score back in 2010, when we became the first global marketing services holding company to be included on HRC’s “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” list.
Actually, we’re the only major global advertising holding company to achieve this goal.
Editor’s note: Augsburg College granted permission for the posting of the release below, which originally appeared on their website.
MINNEAPOLIS — Steve Wehrenberg, chief executive officer of Campbell Mithun, was elected this fall to serve a four-year term as a member of the Augsburg College Board of Regents.
Wehrenberg '78 holds a bachelor's degree in English from Augsburg College and is a 30-year veteran of the advertising industry. He became Campbell Mithun's CEO in 2007 and since has provided expert leadership for many of the company's most successful and award-winning campaigns.
"I am excited to reconnect with the Augsburg community," Wehrenberg said. "The institution has grown and evolved since I was a student. It's a surprising and delightful place for students of all kinds to learn and grow."
Wehrenberg recently was a distinguished presenter for Augsburg College's Strommen Executive Speaker Series. He teaches a strategic communications graduate course at the University of Minnesota, and he has co-written a new edition of "The Successful Marketing Plan." As a Board of Regents member, Wehrenberg will serve on the finance and the enrollment management and marketing committees.
"Steve brings to Augsburg's governance invaluable talents and experience from his work at Campbell Mithun," said Augsburg College President Paul C. Pribbenow. "He will engage our College community in strategic conversation around enrollment planning and market position. And, Augsburg is fortunate to have a high-caliber professional like Steve sharing our College vision and mission in circles that reach far beyond campus."
Wehrenberg's volunteer work includes serving on the board of the Greater Twin Cities United Way. He is a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Apple Valley, Minn.
In addition to Wehrenberg's appointment, the Augsburg Corporation this year elected three other individuals to four-year terms on the Board of Regents. They include:
– Jennie Carlson, executive vice president of human resources for U.S. Bancorp;
– Pam Moksnes '79, management consultant; and
– Curt Sampson, chairman and director of Canterbury Park Holding Corporation.
Jodi Harpstead, CEO of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, was elected chair of the Augsburg College Board of Regents at its May 2012 meeting and began her term on July 1.
About Augsburg College
Augsburg College is set in the vibrant Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, and offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to more than 4,000 students of diverse backgrounds. The trademark of an Augsburg education is its emphasis on direct, personal experience. Guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, Augsburg educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders.