As the human resources/office manager for the Minnesota Chamber, Brenda manages all staff recruitment, benefits and employee relations projects. She is the liaison with building management and vendor relations, in addition to partnering with the manager of finance and database around IT department and technology needs.
Brenda owned a business from 1988 to 2004 in the commercial glazing Industry. Since then, she has worked in banking and city government, and most recently was the manager of human resources for a printing company.
Brenda enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren, and traveling with friends. Brenda also works with the Lexington Fire Relief Association to raise money through charitable gambling to helps the community, and allows the fire department to purchase equipment without tax dollars.
Annette Kojetin is Vice President, Finance and Administration for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. She directs and oversees all aspects of the accounting department for the Minnesota Chamber and its affiliate organizations.
She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She graduated with honors from Minnesota State University, Mankato earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Business Administration and Speech Communications.
Annette has served in a variety of capacities with numerous organizations and Boards, including Director of Finance for the Minnesota Association of Legal Administrators, Financial Advisor for the Edina Historical Society, President and Treasurer for the Eagan Ice Crystal Figure Skating Club.
In her free time, Annette spends many hours in ice arenas watching her older daughter figure skate and younger daughter play hockey.
Jen is our first point of contact for the organization. She manages the activities of the front office, which includes the phone, greeting visitors and staff support on special projects.
A graduate from UW-Stout, Jen worked for ten years at a large printing company in St. Paul. After the family came, she was fortunate to stay home and raise three children. She rejoined the workforce in 2012 as part of the Minnesota Chamber staff.
Jen likes to meet new people and talk on the phone. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, taking walks with her husband and dog, Leo, and antiquing with her girlfriends.