Brian Pietsch portrait

Brian Pietsch

Senior vice president, public affairs and community relations, Ameriprise Financial


At Minneapolis-based Ameriprise, Brian Pietsch directs community relations programs that deliver more than $17 million annually to communities in need through grants, giving campaigns, gift matching, and nonprofit partnerships. His team also leads volunteer programs for advisors and employees.

In addition, Pietsch plays an integral role in helping members of the LGBTQA community feel welcome in their workplaces. By demonstrating what it means to be a gay leader, he seeks to show young people and other professionals that they don’t have to hide who they are in a corporate setting.