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Bob Goff Day proclaimed in St. Paul

Friday, March 30, 2012

Bob Goff ’58, was honored for his work in the communication profession when St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman proclaimed Nov. 9 Bob Goff Day.

It was 45 years from the day that Goff cofounded Coleman and Goff Advertising, now known as Goff Public, with business partner Nick Coleman, who later became a legendary state Senate Majority Leader. Mayor Coleman is Nick Coleman’s son and a Goff Public alumnus.

Goff, 75, has been at the forefront of public relations and public affairs throughout his professional life. He became one of the state’s early public relations practitioners when he began pitching stories to newspapers about clients who could not afford expensive ad campaigns.

“Bob has been a visionary business owner and leader in the communications profession in the Upper Midwest,” said Chris Georgacas, who succeeded Goff as president of the firm in 2004. “His legacy and the business principles which he established 45 years ago still greatly influence the work we and others do today.”

Goff now serves as chairman emeritus of Goff Public and continues to be involved in actively shaping the company’s longterm goals and providing strategic direction to clients.

Goff was previously named one of Minnesota’s top lobbyists and one of “Minnesota’s 100 Smartest People” by Minnesota Law & Politics magazine. During the past five decades, he has counseled countless public officials, civic leaders, and corporate executives in St. Paul and throughout the state.

In addition to his professional career, Goff has been an important civic activist in the St. Paul community, serving on several state and local boards.

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