Anne directs strategic communications for the MN Chamber, including branding, marketing, earned and digital media. She leads the communications team to raise the Chamber’s visibility, strengthen its reputation with members and the public, and reach its organizational mission.
Anne has a strong background in strategic communications and public affairs operations in Washington, D.C. and Minnesota. She has handled marketing efforts, earned, digital and social media and grassroots outreach for several organizations, including ClearWay Minnesota, the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs and congressional offices and campaigns for Congressmen Erik Paulsen and Mark Kennedy. She also served as a presidential appointee in the George W. Bush Administration and an intern in the White House Office of Political Affairs in the fall of 2001.
Anne graduated from Drake University in 2002 with a degree in Politics. She serves on the Alumni Board for the Humphrey School of Public Affairs’ Policy Fellows program, and is active in professional international exchange programs through the U.S. Department of State. In her spare time, Anne and her husband Kasey spend time with their young daughter in her hometown of White Bear Lake or in their cabin in Minong, Wisconsin.
Jim is responsible for the Minnesota Chamber’s overall internal and external communications and media relations. He develops and implements the communications strategy to build the visibility of the organization and its members.
He has been with the Minnesota Chamber since 2004. He worked 27 years at daily newspapers in International Falls and Red Wing, Minn., including 21 years as editor of the Red Wing Republican Eagle. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota.
In his spare time, Jim and his wife, Diane, like to spend time in the outdoors and are avid spectators of their grandchildren’s numerous activities.
Kim creates, implements, and oversees all content for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce’s digital marketing channels including our website, social media outlets including Twitter, LinkedIn and blogs, and external marketing email communications. She also creates videos for use online and in presentations, and provides analytics and reporting on our online goals and successes.
Kim graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in English and Creative Writing. Her first job was with West Publishing as a newsletter editor. When West Publishing became Thomson Reuters and online marketing was just ramping up, Kim worked on many teams developing online products. Most recently, Kim worked for Minneapolis law firm Maslon LLP developing their online marketing initiatives including a redesign of the firm’s website, launching their email communications program, and helping to strengthen the firm’s social media presence.
In her spare time, Kim enjoys making and selling pottery, playing her Ukulele, gardening. She also enjoys spending time in Wisconsin where she and her husband keep bees and maintain an apple orchard.