Our Team

The people responsible for turning great ideas into results that matter.


Rose McKinney - APR, Fellow PRSA
Founder & CEO

Rose believes in the power and potential of brand and reputation. A recognized leader in the national public relations community, she has generated results that matter for hundreds of organizations from entrepreneurial startups to international conglomerates to vital non-profit groups. Clients aren’t the only ones who love to learn from Rose - she’s a natural teacher and has been an adjunct professor at Metropolitan State University since 2005.

Core Strengths: Maximizer, Relator, Activator, Responsibility, Self-Assured

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Kimberly Albert - APR
Account Director

Kimberly takes a strategic approach to generating results that matter. Along with 15 years of industry experience, she has earned her accreditation in public relations and has a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Core Strengths: Strategic, Responsibility, Learner, Arranger and Achiever


Cassie Roman
Account Executive

For Cassie, it’s all about the adventure. Weekends find her rock climbing. Weekdays find her rocking client service, media relations, copywriting and generating results that matter. An advertising major at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Cassie discovered she preferred public relations. She joined Pineapple in 2014 and is an active member of Minnesota PRSA.

Core Strengths: Individualization, Ideation, Input, Strategic, Learner


Margaret Ann Hennen - APR, Fellow PRSA
Senior Communications Consultant

Margaret Ann offers a combination of fresh insights and best practices to Fortune 500 and nonprofits alike. She’s served in key communications roles for Fortis, Fairview, American Public Media, the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation and more. An accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America, Margaret Ann is a member of its prestigious College of Fellows, and has served the industry nationally and locally – most recently as ethics officer for the Minnesota chapter.

Core Strengths: Maximizer, Strategic, Ideation, Responsibility, Intellection


Michelle Willinganz
Graphic Designer

It’s not uncommon for Michelle to design hundreds of materials, logos and visual identity elements each year for Pineapple clients. When it comes to capturing the desired look and feel for our clients’ brands, Michelle is a key contributor to our “always fresh” promise.

Core Strengths: Ideation, Relationship Building, Empathy, Relator,


Lucy Preysz
Account Coordinator

Lucy values building relationships, collaborating on fresh ideas, constantly learning new things and making a difference through everyday work. The variety of client work and fast-paced environment are some her favorite parts of working for Pineapple. Lucy helps coordinate content for clients’ social media pages and promote their stories for television, radio and print.  She graduated from the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota in 2017 where she studied Public Relations and Spanish.

Core Strengths: Harmony, Empathy, Developer, Connectedness, Input

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Office Dog

Tropical Dream Vacation: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, to see the statue of my namesake Duke Kahanamoku

Favorite Pineapple Recipe: Pineapple? Peanut butter is more my thing.

Core Strengths: His hula-like wiggle, chasing ardillas, giving the double paw, announcing visitors and hanging out at the office

Careers & Opportunities

Pineapple gets it – there’s work and there’s life. Career opportunities with Pineapple are abundant and ripe for fulfillment of your professional and personal passions.

Employment or contract work? We offer a variety of work arrangements to grow your career and cultivate positive reputations for our clients.

We’re always looking to connect with copywriters, art directors, graphic designers, PR specialists and consultants, social media specialists, brand strategists and client-service managers. If you’re interested in a fresh approach to reputation management and if you are all about generating results that matter, send us your resume and let’s get acquainted.