Lynn Shelton

Vice President of Marketing and Organizational Development

About Lynn

As VP of Marketing & OD Lynn leverages decades of in-depth experience managing complex relationships across government, nonprofits, and businesses to facilitate strategic planning and execution across Enterprise Minnesota. In addition to leading the team responsible for marketing, legislative relations, public relations, events, publications, lead generation and media relations; Lynn oversees the HR/OD programs that enable organizational execution of business strategies. Across the MEP system she is a big picture thinker with a demonstrated track record of motivating staff to operationalize plans and achieve results.

Prior Roles:

  • Director of communications & advertising for the nonprofit MPAAT, (now ClearWay Minnesota)
  • Director of MSP communications marketing, MSP Communications
  • Practice group supervisor, Karwoski & Courage Public Relations
  • Director of communications, Minnesota Dpt. of Trade and Economic Development (now DEED)
  • Director of development, Minnesota Private College Council
  • Washington DC – PR/Media/Communications/fundraising for two U.S. Senators; and the political arm of the GOP leadership
  • Minnesota – senior staff member, Minnesota State Senate


  • Bachelor’s degree in political science – Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN
  • Mini-masters – Financial Management & Marketing Management – University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Additional resources:

Enterprise Minnesota consulting services

State of Manufacturing® survey results

Enterprise Minnesota® magazine

Author Content

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The Weekly Report – Nov. 21, 2022 Hundreds turn out for the 2022 State of Manufacturing® despite the first snowfall of the year.

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I Had No Idea

Why Minnesota’s most comprehensive and reliable industry survey achieves such remarkable relevance.

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The Right Stuff, Times Two

The Weekly Report – November 14, 2022 IDC Spring experiences major growth and retains small-business feel.

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Lessons Learned

The Weekly Report – November 7, 2022 Developing employee skills beyond their current job needs.

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The Importance of Rhythm

The Weekly Report – October 24, 2022 Why strategic planning and thinking shouldn’t be solely for the CEO.

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Meaningful Engagement

The Weekly Report – October 17, 2022 Happier employees mean higher-quality output and increased profitability.

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Valuable Insights

The Weekly Report – October 10, 2022 The latest State of Manufacturing® survey will show how manufacturers assess their coming challenges and opportunities.

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Play Ball or Go Home

The Weekly Report – September 26, 2022 Manufacturers can no longer afford to ignore cybersecurity measures.

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Selling Price Increases

The Weekly Report – Sept. 19, 2022 How to manage customer relationships during inflation.

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Working together to solve problems

The Weekly Report – September 12, 2022 How manufacturers can protect themselves from future supply chain shocks.

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