Spark Plug Consulting is aptly named. Spark plugs bring energy, they’re connectors and essential to good performance, just like Renee! She’s versatile, reliable and someone who can fill a need in various areas of an organization in addition to having stellar marketing/communication skills. At SABEW, the largest association of business journalists, Renee has worked remotely, serving as the interim executive director, securing sponsorship dollars for our conferences, managing the implementation of a new awards platform and professionalizing our communications. Renee has great critical thinking, problem-solving and project management skills. She can prioritize and pivot! Work is work but Renee knows how to make it meaningful and fun.

Kathleen GrahamExecutive DirectorSABEW

I worked with Renee on my business marketing. Before our meeting, I was frustrated by my fruitless attempts to develop a marketing strategy for my business. Renee was able to quickly visualize and articulate a strategy that reflected my brand and stayed within my budget! Renee is a no-nonsense professional with the skills and expertise to take your project from “stuck” to completion in no time.

Liz FlavinOwner and energy healerLiz Flavin Healing

Renee's assistance with our website development project kicked off a period of growth at Beton. Since the site went live in mid-2017, we've hired four full-time employees and two part-time employees. This is due, in part, to the new work our site has generated. Renee continues to stay involved with our business by nudging us to develop blog content and alerting us to new design trends, security measures, and marketing tools that we can use to promote Beton. We will continue working with her to ensure our site's high organic search ranking in Google.

Mary Vancura, P.E.Senior EngineerBeton Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Renee managed all communications for the Aggregate & Ready Mix Association of Minnesota, including our website, e-newsletter, print newsletter, event promotion and more. Our members appreciated her direct approach in gathering information and organizing it in useful formats. I highly recommend Renee to any organization who is looking for an efficient, effective communications consultant.

Fred Corrigan (retired)Executive DirectorAggregate & Ready Mix Association of Minnesota

Renee has contributed to a redesign of our website and increasing media coverage for our events. She brings a straight-forward, seasoned perspective to our conversations. Her ideas and guidance have been a valuable asset to me, to my staff and to our association membership.

Mary DetloffExecutive DirectorMinnesota Society of Professional Engineers

Working with Renee McGivern has been a delight and she’s almost become an “adjunct” member of our team. We reached out to her to help facilitate some of our webinars. We got the high-quality webinars our members wanted, and we were freed up to work on other high-priority projects. Renee is well organized, a quick study, works on a timely basis and regularly updates us on the status of her assigned projects. We have come to rely on Renee’s expertise, her enthusiasm for our work and our members, and her considerable talents.

Heidi SimpsonVice President of Education, LeadingAge Minnesota

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