WDSE•WRPT grows executive team

 Leslie Brunfelt left, and Jenna Kowalesk.

WDSE and WRPT have added Leslie Brunfelt as director of finance and Jenna Kowaleski as marketing manager.

Brunfelt joins the public television stations as director of finance from Anderson, Kuiti & Asuma Certified Public Accountants. She has been a volunteer for organizations such as the Junior League and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and is a certified public accountant.

Kowaleski brings her experience working as account manager and strategist for Swim Creative to the new marketing manager role. She serves on several committees and boards and is a current member of Leadership Duluth. Kowaleski graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities’ School of Journalism with a Bachelor’s Degree in Strategic Communications.

The two new hires will work closely with Patty Mester, president and general manager for the station. 

“We have a vision for the role that our public television station can play in our community today and in the years to come. I’m proud of our team that will help take us there,” Mester said.