Internal Operations

Annette Kojetin

Annette Kojetin is Vice President of Finance and Administration for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. She directs and oversees the accounting, human resources, facilities and IT functions for the Minnesota Chamber and its affiliate organizations. Annette is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).


Vice President, Finance and Administration
Annette Kojetin
Amanda Farrell

Amanda primarily assists the Vice President of Finance with the management of accounting functions and the day-to-day operations of the Finance department. She also works closely with IT to coordinate projects, and with database consultants to help develop a robust database that functions efficiently.
 
After graduating with a B.A. degree in Business Communication from Metropolitan State University in 2005, Amanda gravitated towards the accounting field and spent the following years gaining experience within different aspects of accounting and business. Working in Property Management, Public Accounting, Software and now, Non-Profit, has provided Amanda opportunities to hone and develop her knowledge and skills.
 
Amanda enjoys discovering new restaurants and local music, reading, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.  She is married and has two high-maintenance cats that she adores a little too much.
 

Manager, Finance & Database
Katie Klein

Katie is responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the office and office systems, focusing on talent management, employee benefits, technology and purchasing. She also serves as the employee concierge for the team and provides administrative support.

Prior to joining the Chamber in 2019, Katie worked in direct-hire recruiting with a Minneapolis-based staffing agency. Before that, she spent nine years as the business manager and account executive with an association management company located in St. Paul. Clients there included chambers of commerce, trade associations and charitable foundations. She earned her degree in Business Management and Public Relations from the University of St. Thomas, graduating magna cum laude. She currently serves as a student alumni mentor at St. Thomas and also volunteers with Catholic Charities.

A lifelong resident of St. Paul, Katie enjoys traveling, reading, fitness, exploring the Twin Cities, and spending time with her family and friends.


Office Manager
Katie Klein
Karen Rudeen

Karen Rudeen serves as the executive assistant to the president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. Karen provides administrative support to the president as well as the board of directors. She works closely with all Minnesota Chamber departments.

Prior to joining the Chamber in 2019, Karen was the assistant to the Chief of Staff in the President’s office at the University of Minnesota. Before that she spent six years at the Minnesota House of Representatives where her final role was Committee Legislative Assistant for the Commerce Committee.

Karen is a University of Minnesota alumna currently living in Lino Lakes. She enjoys exploring the metro area with her husband, children, and friends. She’s always up for an adventure! Her favorite activities include photography, concerts, outdoor activities, and spending time at the family cabin in Spicer, Minnesota.  

 


Executive Assistant
Karen Rudeen
Jennifer Rudesill

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.


Manager of First Impressions
Jennifer Rudesill

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