Citizens League Staff
Pahoua Yang Hoffman
Pahoua joined the Citizens League in May 2014 to lead all efforts related to developing and advancing policy recommendations with the League’s members and partners. In December 2017, she became the seventh Executive Director of the Citizens League.
Prior to joining the Citizens League, Pahoua served as the Manager of government affairs and content administration with Twin Cities Public Television (tpt). For seven years, she led the station’s government relations, educating elected officials on tpt programs as well as monitoring policy changes affecting public broadcasting. Pahoua also worked with tpt’s production teams to plan and coordinate local media projects.
Pahoua holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of St. Thomas. She lives on Eat Street in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis with her husband, Brian.
What I enjoy when I’m not working: Cooking for her friends and family, trying new restaurants, following the Twins (though I don’t enjoy being disappointed every year), collecting art, playing with her many nieces and nephews, and plotting her next far-flung travel destination.
Most people don’t know that: I listen to sports radio in the car and I think Sid Hartman is hilarious.