Communications & Marketing

Anne Mason Yoder

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.


Senior Director, Communications
Anne Mason Yoder
Jim Pumarlo

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 likes to spend time in the outdoors and is an avid spectator of his grandchildren’s numerous activities.

Director, Communications
Jim Pumarlo
Grant Erickson

Grant is helping to expand the current communications team to reach new members through creative content, grow Chamber visibility with the public and increase digital interactions and engagement. 

Prior to working at the Chamber, Grant worked at the Minnesota House of Representatives. He began as a session-only legislative assistant and eventually served as the committee legislative assistant for the Property Tax Division. Most recently, he worked as a communications specialist for three years serving 11 representatives from around the state.

Grant graduated from Bethel University with degrees in Political Science and History. Outside of work, Grant is a big Gopher sports fans and covered University of Minnesota football and hockey for He and his wife love traveling and trying new restaurants.


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