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Join us on June 8 for Breakfast with a Legend, featuring James Burroughs, the Chief Inclusion Officer at the Minnesota Governor's Office.

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When: Thursday, June 8, 2017
7:30 AM
Where: L'Etoile du Nord Vault Room B15, Ceremonial Spaces, Capitol
United States
Contact: 952-564-3046

Online registration is available until: 6/8/2017
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Professional Development and Networking

June 8, 2017 Breakfast with a Legend

James C. Burroughs, II, Chief Inclusion Officer, State of Minnesota

Office of Governor Mark Dayton and Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith


Minnesota PRSA is honored to feature Minnesota’s first Chief Inclusion Officer, James C. Burroughs, II for its inaugural Breakfast with a Legend to be held at the State Capitol. Mr. Burroughs will share about the changing demographic landscape of the state, the workforce, and Governor Mark Dayton’s and Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith’s commitment to inclusion for all Minnesotans, as well as field questions.    


Immediately following Breakfast with a Legend, attendees will have an opportunity to tour the newly renovated State Capitol.


Mr. Burroughs made history when he was appointed by Governor Dayton in April 2016 to serve as Chief Inclusion Officer. Mr. Burroughs is responsible for leading the Dayton-Smith Administration’s efforts to increase the percentage of jobs held by people of color and persons with disabilities across state government, and expand economic opportunity for others who are underrepresented within the state’s contracting and procurement.


Hear about the impact of his work and passion for the people and issues in Minnesota. Mr. Burroughs will share his journey of how we’re now at a place in time and witnessing the changes at the State Capitol and beyond as a result of his work. Shortly into his tenure, the breadth and scope of Mr. Burroughs’s legal and diversity and inclusion skills were put into effect: from encouraging the Governor to honor Minnesota Public Radio Editor Toni Randolph after her untimely death; to the annual Governor’s Council Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. rally, march and closing program at the Ordway; to building bridges in communities in the wake of tragedies.


Mr. Burroughs is very committed to the Twin Cities region; he serves on the Board of Directors for Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity; and the Advisory Boards of the Memorial Blood Center and Youthprise. A Detroit, Michigan native, he is a graduate of Morehouse College and The Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Burroughs is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, the first international fraternal organization for men that was founded on the campus of the HBCU, Howard University. He is also the proud father of his extremely smart and beautiful daughter, Teresa Ann Burroughs. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the inner workings of the how the Chief Inclusion Office functions and how it’s keeping Minnesota at the forefront of bringing about change and what that means for public relations professionals.


When – June 8, 2017

Where – L'Etoile du Nord Vault Room B15, Ceremonial Spaces, Capitol

Registration – 8:00 a.m.

Program – 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Tour – 9:30 a.m.

Cost – Free

Minnesota PRSA
5353 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 350
Minneapolis MN 55416
Phone: 952-564-3046
Fax: 952-252.8096

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