Doug Loon is President and CEO of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, a position he has held since 2015. The Minnesota Chamber has 6,300 member companies, and represents 130 local chambers and 65 business trade associations at the Minnesota Legislature on a variety of issues affecting Minnesota’s economy.
Prior to assuming leadership of the Minnesota Chamber, he spent 20 years at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 17 in Minnesota. He has also served as director of congressional and public affairs at U.S. Chamber headquarters in Washington, D.C. Before joining the U.S. Chamber staff in 1995, Mr. Loon was legislative director to Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Loon received his bachelor’s degree in government and international affairs from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D. He is a graduate of the Congressional Research Service’s Institute for Legislative Staff as well as the Federal Election Commission’s program on campaign finance laws for incorporated trade associations and membership organizations. Mr. Loon is the past chair of the Eden Prairie Community Foundation Board of Directors. He also graduated from Leadership Minnesota, an exclusive program of the Minnesota Chamber addressing the economic and public policy issues of Minnesota businesses.