Bauer brings more than 20 years experience in public relations and communications to the Science Museum of Minnesota. For the past eight years, she has run Chris Bauer & Company, LLC, a public relations and communications company serving clients in the financial services industry and non-profit sector.
Prior to running her own company, Bauer was an account supervisor at Padilla Speer Beardsley Public Relations where she managed some of the firm’s largest accounts. She also held positions as the communications manager at Education Alternatives and The Department Store Division of Dayton Hudson Corporation, where she was an internal communications and public relations specialist.
Bauer is an accredited member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and a past board member of IABC. She has won numerous awards for her work over the years through various industry organizations including IABC, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and National Association of Investors Corporation (NAIC). She currently volunteers for Dress for Success Twin Cities, a non-profit organization working to help women achieve economic independence.