Post Bulletin Promotes Longtime Marketing Professional to Advertising Director – Post Bulletin


ROCHESTER – Tessa Olive, a household name on the Post Bulletin sales team, is adding a new title to her office door – advertising manager.

Olive, who joined the Post Bulletin in 2015 as marketing director for Rochester Magazine, recently took on her role as advertising director for all Rochester publications. She replaces Kati Cooley.

“I look forward to continuing to build strong relationships within our community. We have a great marketing team and we help local businesses grow and thrive with effective marketing strategies,” she said. “…And we love it.”

A lifelong resident of the area, Olive lives in Byron with her family.

She has served as a Chamber Ambassador with the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce for the past 14 years. Olive served on the Byron School Board for eight years, from 2012 to 2020.

Prior to working for the Post Bulletin and Rochester Magazine, Olive worked in business development from 2012 to 2015 at Hospice Sainte-Croix. She was also Director of Publicity for Community Connection Media in Byron from 2006 to 2012.

Other recent notes from Post Bulletin staff:

  • Mark Wasson joined the staff as a public safety reporter. He was previously a reporter for the West Central Tribune, in Willmar, Minn. He replaces Emily Cutts.
  • Theo Tollefson is in a newly created position as a journalist within the commercial team. It will cover restaurants, retail, and real estate, among other consumer topics. He was previously a reporter for Hastings, Cottage Grove and Pierce County magazines.
  • Two summer interns are working at the Post Bulletin this summer. Bella Carpentier of the University of Minnesota is intern as a journalist and Tucker Allen Covey of Western Kentucky University is a photography intern.

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