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Join us on Tuesday, November 14 at 1 p.m. ET for a virtual celebration honoring the 2023 finalists and winners. Winners will be announced live!

Join the fifth annual virtual celebration to honor the 2023 finalists and winners.

The Marketing Research and Insight Excellence awards consist of categories covering both individual and team achievements as well as awards for best projects, MR tools and those that give their talents to make the world a better place.  

About Our MC: 

Cassie Edlund (she/her) is a nationally recognized public speaker with a background in public health education, outreach and evaluation. Cassie holds a master's in public health from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, where she focused on maternal child health and epidemiology.


With a strong commitment to health equity, Cassie's mission revolves around harnessing the power of community-centered approaches to improve the lives of individuals, families and communities. In her present role with University of Minnesota Extension, leading communications for the Department of Family, Health and Wellbeing, Cassie combines the art of storytelling with health data to advocate for health equity and drive positive change for limited-income families across the state.

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Cassie's journey to health communications was nurtured through her eight years of competitive speech and debate, where she became a national champion and multi-finalist, sharing messages about environmental justice, body image, maternal mortality and mental health. With her public speaking accolades, she has been privileged to present to local schools and organizations, city officials, state representatives and even renowned figures from the world of film and theater. In her free time, Cassie enjoys acting, singing and volunteering her time coaching students on the speech team at her alma mater, Apple Valley High School, in Apple Valley, Minnesota.

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