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Mindy Mazur is passionate about helping others expand their career pathways. As a consultant to The DeBruce Foundation, Mindy assists with integrated communications, partnerships, and special projects to advance this mission.
Mindy serves as the Managing Director of Lents & Associates, LLC, a strategic communications and consulting firm that helps clients tell their stories, advance their missions, and grow their businesses. Earlier in her career, Mindy was one of the first principals at GPS Impact, helping build a new national public affairs and multi-media advertising agency from the ground up. Prior to that, she served as the first COO to Missouri Health Connection, Missouri’s statewide health information technology network. Mindy has also served as the executive director for a nonprofit organization that helped women entrepreneurs grow their businesses and as the state director of a coalition of nonprofit advocacy organizations. She’s owned her own business as well.
Mindy’s career began in public service. Her first job out of college was as a legislative aide to Congressman Ike Skelton in his Washington, DC., office. From there she went on to work on electoral campaigns, including managing Robin Carnahan’s successful statewide run for Secretary of State in 2004. After Sec. Carnahan’s election, Mindy served as her first chief of staff in the Office of Secretary of State, where she directed policy and had shared management responsibilities for the activities of approximately 280 employees and the administration of a $50 million operating budget.
Mindy is the founder of Hired Up! Missouri, originally a volunteer-led job board, and now an interactive database, used by LeadMO 501(c)(3), that connects do-good people with do-good work. She serves on boards for the Mizzou Alumni Association, LeadMO, Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation, and WePower’s Chisholm’s Chair. Mindy is an alumna of the Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge and Leadership St. Louis, is a former chair of the Griffiths Leadership Society, and has been featured as one of the “100 St. Louisans You Need to Know to Succeed in Business” by Small Business Monthly and “30 Women Changing Politics” by The Missouri Times. She earned her BA in Communications with a Minor in Music from the University of Missouri and an MA in Political Management from The George Washington University. Mindy lives in Missouri with her partner, Jeff, and their twin daughters.