Enterprise Minnesota | Lynn Shelton | Director of Marketing and Communications
Director of Marketing & Communications
Lynn Shelton is the director of marketing and communications and a member of Leadership Team at Enterprise Minnesota.
She is responsible for directing the organization's marketing, communications, and legislative initiatives that work to grow Enterprise Minnesota's consulting business and to advance the visibility of Minnesota's manufacturing industry as a key driver of Minnesota's economy.
Lynn is also publisher of Enterprise Minnesota®, the award-winning magazine for manufacturers.
received national recognition in 2010 by NIST-MEP, as Group Innovator, for Enterprise Minnesota
's State of Manufacturing® strategy.
Lynn draws on her
vast experience in marketing communications, public affairs, public & media relations, fund-raising, non-profit management, publishing, and government relations.
Prior to joining Enterprise Minnesota
in 2001, Lynn
worked as the Director of Communications for the Minnesota Partnership for Action Against Tobacco
- now called ClearWay Minnesota; as the director of MSP Communications
Marketing at MSP Communications; she
served as a practice group supervisor at Karwoski & Courage
, the public relations arm of Martin Williams; as the director of communications at the Minnesota Department of Trade
and Economic Development - now DEED, and, she
also served as director of development for the Minnesota Private College Council.
Early in her career, Lynn worked in legislative branches of government at both the state and federal levels- having served in the Washington, D.C. offices of two United States Senators, the political arm of the GOP leadership, and four years as a senior staff member in the Minnesota State Senate.
Lynn currently sits on the Board of Directors for Seeing Hands - "Bringing the world of reading to blind children.