Jo Olson

Lead Director, Communications and Engagement
Jo Olson

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Jo is Fresh Energy’s lead director of communications and engagement and joined our team in 2019. She sets the strategy and leads public communications and engagement efforts around Fresh Energy’s clean energy programs, policies, and initiatives. Through her work, Jo helps Minnesotans connect the dots between energy policy and their daily lives, helping to strengthen the public resolve for change.

Jo has been involved in nonprofit communications, branding, and public relations for 15 years, most recently having served as the Communications Director at the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota. Jo has a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Public Relations from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. Having spent more than half her life in southwest and far northern Minnesota, Jo is a rural Minnesotan at heart. She is also an avid bike commuter, backpacker, gardener, and mender—she has yet to meet a sock she can’t darn