Brad Ruiter

Brad Ruiter

Department Chair of Kinesiology, Sports Management, & Physical Education

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Ericksen Center, E2080
3003 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55113


Brad Ruiter serves as Chair of the Department of Kinesiology, Sports Management, and Physical Education at University of Northwestern – St. Paul. He is a 1990 alumnus of Northwestern and, prior to his return, had worked extensively in the sports industry––most recently as Vice President of Communications for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx from 2013 through 2019. He began his career as the Associate Director of Media Relations for the University of Minnesota Athletics Department, a position he held for nearly eight years. Brad then went on to serve as the Director of Communications for the Minnesota Twins where he managed the team’s media relations efforts and communications strategies. His previous roles also include serving as the Director of Communications and Marketing for the Minnesota Bankers Association, Group Manager for Weber Shandwick, and as an independent media consultant for the Minnesota State High School League, FSN North, ESPN, Fox Sports, ABC, TBS, CBS, and NBC.

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