Anne Deanovic Joins The Opus Group® Board of Directors

The Opus Group®​ (Opus) today announced that Anne Deanovic, founder of public relations consultancy Hot Mustard PR, has been elected to its board of directors. She has nearly 20 years of experience as a communications professional at a variety of Midwest agencies. Hot Mustard PR focuses on food, retail and lifestyle brands.

“Anne is a valuable addition to the Opus board, bringing expertise as an integrated communications specialist and business strategist," said Bob Underhill, chair of the Opus board of directors. “She also leads with authenticity, offers a unique perspective, and demonstrates a genuine thoughtfulness and care for our people and communities, all characteristics that align with our culture and will help empower our future goals."

The Opus board of directors includes business and industry experts, as well as family members of Gerry Rauenhorst, who originally founded the business in 1953. It provides strategic guidance and supports responsible practices in many areas, including financial controls and audits, conflicts of interest, enterprise risk, investment management, corporate responsibility, board and leadership team composition, succession planning and executive compensation.

Before starting her own firm, Deanovic was an account director at Olson Engage, leading public relations and social media programs for a range of clients. She has led award-winning campaigns for Pillsbury and Big G Cereals, and spearheaded crisis communications efforts for several national brands. Prior to Olson, Deanovic was public relations director at MONO, a creative agency in Minneapolis, and spent four years at Hill & Knowlton in Chicago, where she managed brand communications and media relations for sports and consumer packaged goods clients. 

Deanovic earned a master's degree in integrated marketing communications from Northwestern University's Medill School and a bachelor's degree in mass communications from Saint Mary's College in South Bend, Ind.

About The Opus Group

The Opus Group​®​ is a family of commercial real estate development, construction and design companies headquartered in Minneapolis with offices and projects across the country. Opus operates as an integrated, multidisciplinary team with expertise in development, capital markets and finance; project management and construction; and architecture and engineering. The Opus Group includes Opus Holding, L.L.C. and its operating subsidiaries: Opus Development Company, L.L.C., Opus Design Build, L.L.C. and Opus AE Group, L.L.C. Specializing in industrial, office, residential, retail and institutional projects, The Opus Group has broad capabilities, deep experience and a proven design-build model that delivers solutions for customers on time and on budget. For more information, visit and follow The Opus Group on LinkedIn and Instagram.

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