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Public Relations Director

Adele Yorde

Public Relations Director
ayorde@duluthport.com

Adele Yorde joined the Duluth Seaway Port Authority in April 2008. As Public Relations Director, she provides strategic, creative leadership for the Port's marketing and advertising campaigns and is responsible for special event coordination, media relations and community outreach. Yorde coordinates events such as River Quest, Maritime Day, and first ship ceremonies on the waterfront. She also is secretary of the Propeller Club of Duluth-Superior, president of the St. Louis River Quest Board, serves on the Duluth Trafficking Task Force, and acts as liaison for the Port Authority in presentations to civic groups and trade associations. Prior to joining the Port Authority, Yorde worked as a communications consultant and freelance writer for 25 years with a variety of clients across the Upper Midwest. A graduate of the College of St. Scholastica, her work in communications took her from bank marketing to advertising agency work and finally back to the College as public relations director prior to her freelance career. Through the years, Yorde has been active in Rotary, Hospice, and other service organizations.



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