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

Smooth Exits

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Getting Better Each Day

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Relationships Matter

The Weekly Report – January 22, 2024 Manufacturers always benefit from sharing their facilities (and concerns) with elected officials.

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Talent in 2024

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A Real Game Changer

The Weekly Report – December 18, 2023 Talent expert Michele Neale uses proven methods to help companies build organizational knowledge for exponential gains.

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Finding the Right Fit

The Weekly Report – December 11, 2023 Enterprise Minnesota connects American OEMs with Minnesota suppliers, boosting their business and reducing the risk of future supply…

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Tapping Into Talent

The Weekly Report – Dec. 4, 2023 Our December 7 workshop will show manufacturers how a talent development strategy combined with proven training methods can…

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Inside Insights

The Weekly Report – November 20, 2023 Manufacturing executives on Enterprise Minnesota’s 10 regional peer councils have access to the best advisors around – each…

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Making Connections

Why now is the perfect time to focus on preventing the next supply chain disruption by matching OEMs to suppliers closer to home.

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