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Bellmont Partners Announces Two New Partners: Maureen Cahill Joins Agency Full Time, Bridget Nelson Monroe Promoted

As Bell­mont Part­ners con­tin­ues its record growth, our pub­lic rela­tions agency is thrilled to announce two major moves that will mean big things for our clients, agency and community.

After work­ing close­ly with Bell­mont Part­ners as a strate­gic part­ner since June 2020, long­time pub­lic rela­tions coun­selor Mau­reen Cahill is join­ing the agency full-time as a part­ner. At the same time, Brid­get Nel­son Mon­roe, who has been with the agency since 2011 and vice pres­i­dent since 2015, has been pro­mot­ed to partner.

Our 16-per­son full-ser­vice pub­lic rela­tions agency is cel­e­brat­ing its 25th year serv­ing local and nation­al growth-ori­ent­ed orga­ni­za­tions, and Mau­reen and Bridget’s ele­va­tion to part­ners fur­ther strength­ens our com­mit­ment to pro­vid­ing our clients with the deep exper­tise of senior-lev­el coun­sel across mul­ti­ple com­mu­ni­ca­tions disciplines.


One of the top pub­lic rela­tions prac­ti­tion­ers in the Twin Cities, Mau­reen is a trust­ed resource for media rela­tions, cri­sis com­mu­ni­ca­tions, events and strate­gic plan­ning. She’s been col­lab­o­rat­ing with Bell­mont Part­ners since 2008 and spent the past year as a con­trac­tor work­ing along­side our team on numer­ous client projects. In her new role as a part­ner, Mau­reen will spend more time lead­ing and sup­port­ing client engage­ments, as well as con­tribut­ing to busi­ness devel­op­ment and agency management.

“We’ve been look­ing for an oppor­tu­ni­ty to cement our long­time rela­tion­ship for years, and we’re excit­ed that the stars have aligned,” says Bell­mont Part­ners COO Jen Bell­mont. “The time couldn’t be more right to bring Mau­reen into the agency full-time as a part­ner. Her deep PR expe­ri­ence and top-notch local and nation­al media rela­tions exper­tise sig­nif­i­cant­ly strength­ens the val­ue we’re pro­vid­ing to our clients.”

“Bell­mont Part­ners is an inno­v­a­tive, respect­ed and nim­ble agency that I have con­tin­ued to watch grow and thrive over the years,” says Cahill. “Bri­an, Jen and Shel­li have not only cre­at­ed one of the top agen­cies in the Twin Cities, but have con­tin­u­al­ly been hon­ored as a best place to work by Inc. Mag­a­zine and Min­neapo­lis St. Paul Busi­ness Jour­nal. I am hon­ored to be part of it and thrilled to work with rest of the team on a wide array of clients.”

Maureen’s 30-year career spans jour­nal­ism, cor­po­rate com­mu­ni­ca­tions, agency lead­er­ship and the non­prof­it sec­tor. She spent five years as assign­ment man­ag­er at Twin Cities ABC affil­i­ate KSTP-TV, near­ly sev­en years as Direc­tor of PR at Mall of Amer­i­ca while also work­ing as a free­lance pro­duc­er for NBC Night­ly News and the Today Show, and a decade as co-founder of PR agency McFar­land Cahill. Most recent­ly, Mau­reen was exec­u­tive direc­tor at Smile Net­work Inter­na­tion­al for eight years, where she over­saw inter­na­tion­al part­ner­ships, mis­sion logis­tics, day-to-day oper­a­tions and led PR, mar­ket­ing and fundrais­ing ini­tia­tives for the Twin Cities-based health­care nonprofit.


Over the past 10 years, Brid­get has played an inte­gral part in shap­ing Bell­mont Part­ners’ client ser­vice, oper­a­tions and cul­ture, and her new role will help guide the agency into the next decade and beyond. She has been a dri­ving force behind mul­ti­ple ini­tia­tives that have sup­port­ed the agency’s growth, such as estab­lish­ing day-to-day process­es and tech­nolo­gies, lead­ing mar­ket­ing efforts, over­see­ing pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment, and form­ing indus­try prac­tice groups, in addi­tion to lead­ing numer­ous client teams in the fields of health, pro­fes­sion­al ser­vices and more. Brid­get is also the leader of the agency’s thriv­ing non­prof­it prac­tice group, com­bin­ing her com­mu­ni­ca­tions exper­tise and pas­sion for mis­sion-based orga­ni­za­tions to impact dozens of Min­neso­ta-based non­prof­it clients – and the peo­ple they serve.

Bridget’s career began in jour­nal­ism, includ­ing posi­tions at Reader’s Digest and Bet­ter Homes and Gar­dens, and expand­ed into dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing and pub­lic relations.

“Since she joined our team as the very first employ­ee, Brid­get has been inte­gral to Bell­mont Part­ners’ suc­cess as we’ve evolved into one of the most dynam­ic, cul­ture-based and com­mu­ni­ty-focused PR agen­cies in Min­neso­ta,” says Pres­i­dent Bri­an Bell­mont. “Her new role will pro­vide more oppor­tu­ni­ties to impact the agency and our com­mu­ni­ty as we con­tin­ue to deliv­er smart, peo­ple-focused and mea­sur­able results for our clients.”

“It’s been an incred­i­ble 10 years as Bell­mont Part­ners has grown into the agency it is today,” says Mon­roe. “We’re at an excit­ing point now as we con­tin­ue to grow and deep­en our exper­tise even fur­ther with Mau­reen on the team, and I’m look­ing for­ward to help­ing shape this next phase for the agency, our clients and the com­mu­ni­ty we serve.”

Con­grat­u­la­tions, Mau­reen and Brid­get – we’re thrilled you’re part of the team!

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