Todd Stone, former business editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, has joined the strategic communications and public affairs firm Rapp Strategies Inc. as its senior director.
“The staff is energetic, smart and focuses on client needs over firm rewards,” Stone said in a statement. “Rapp Strategies’ strategic focus and commitment to service feel like the perfect fit for me.”
Stone had joined the Houston Chronicle in 2015 as its assistant managing editor for business and sports, but returned to Minnesota at the end of 2017.
He had previously worked as the assistant managing editor/business at the Star Tribune in Minneapolis
Stone had been at the Star Tribune from 2010 to 2015, overseeing a staff of 21. During his years in Minneapolis, his department won the SABEW general excellence award twice, as well as the Loeb Award for breaking news in 2012.
Prior to joining the Star Tribune, Stone was the business and enterprise editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, regional editor of the Denver Post and city editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
He has an undergraduate degree in journalism as well as an MBA from Texas A&M.