Brad Ruiter is a 1990 alumnus of University of Northwestern and brings a wealth of experience in sports management to the Department of Physical Education, Health & Kinesiology. From 1993 through 2001 he served as the Assistant/Associate Director of Media Relations at the University of Minnesota. He became the Director of Corporate Communications for the Minnesota Twins from 2001-2006. In 2008 he assumed the post of Director of Communications and Marketing for the MN Bankers Association. As an independent Media Consultant, he provided freelance statistical work for the Minnesota State High School League, FSN North, ESPN, Fox Sports, ABC, TBS, CBS, and NBC. Most recently, he served as the Vice President for Communications for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx, from 2013 through 2019.