Lynn Shelton, VP of Marketing & Organizational Development at Enterprise Minnesota

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

A Day at the Races

The Weekly Report – June 10, 2024 A competition between seasoned packaging experts and Enterprise Minnesota consultants reveals a path to greater efficiency.

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“Seeing” Continuous Improvement

The Weekly Report – June 3, 2024 Business growth consultant Ryan Steinert says continuous improvement initiatives are most successful when employees learn to see the…

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Educating for the Future

The Weekly Report – May 28, 2024 The principal at North Branch Area High School uses education to connect high school students with career opportunities…

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The Value of Sharing Their Story

Spectro Alloys shows how manufacturers can benefit by offering a public glimpse inside their companies.

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Advancing with Automation

The Weekly Report – May 20, 2024 Most manufacturers know that automation can help them cope with challenges of our persistent worker shortage, but Eric…

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Pipeline for the Future

The Weekly Report – May 6, 2024 Northern Tool + Equipment’s program to equip high school trades classes helps educate the next generation of skilled…

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Up Your Strategy Game

The Weekly Report – April 15, 2024 At our May 7 manufacturing workshop, Steve Haarstad will show manufacturers how to use strategic planning to navigate…

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Ramping up for Reuse

The Weekly Report – April 8, 2024 Spectro Alloys is adding new technology, more capacity, and dozens of employees to its growing aluminum recycling operation.

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Meet Our Newest Team Members

The Weekly Report – April 1, 2024 Our newly hired business development consultants bring extensive business experience to help manufacturers grow profitably.

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A Case Study in Patience

The Weekly Report – March 18, 2024 John Norris’s approach to leading and expanding Atscott Manufacturing over more than four decades will inspire manufacturing executives,…

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