Claire Canavan

Claire Canavan, Senior Advisor

Claire advises Friends & Neighbors on the business side of the business. She imparts sage wisdom collected throughout her prolific career in and out of the Minneapolis advertising community, where she has acted as CFO at a number of Minneapolis agencies, including space150, Bozell Kamstra, McElligott Wright Morrison White and Carmichael Lynch. She has also managed treasury and strategic/financial planning at financial services organizations and moonlighted as a financial consultant.

Throughout her long career, Claire has been involved in start-ups, wind-downs, rapid growth and downsizing. As F&N ramps up for growth, Claire imparts on the agency her unique perspective and invaluable experience of many different agency models, organizational structures and stages of growth.

Claire holds Masters and undergraduate degrees in Finance from the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana. Her colleagues enjoy her wry sense of humor and endless collection of #agencylife stories. You can find her at the dog park every morning with her standard poodle, Layla.