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

Extended Benefits

The Weekly Report – September 18, 2023 The great part about ISO certification is the value it brings to an entire business.

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Class Acts

The Weekly Report – September 11, 2023 Minnesota State College Southeast and manufacturers in the Winona area demonstrate the value of partnering.

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Time to Double Down

Manufacturers need to show state lawmakers how they provide great jobs, boost economic growth, and strengthen communities.

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Your Chance to Weigh In

The Weekly Report – August 28, 2023 Registration is now open to participate in the 2023 State of Manufacturing® focus groups.

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The Best of Both Worlds

The Weekly Report – August 21, 2023 Developing leadership and communication skills has enabled metal fabricator LimPro to tap into the strengths of both veteran…

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Getting the Most from Automation

The Weekly Report – August 14, 2023 Enterprise Minnesota’s next Executive Manufacturing Forum will show manufacturers how to boost their automation efforts.

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And the Winner is…

The Weekly Report – August 7, 2023 Business development consultant Dawn Loberg is recognized with the distinguished “Esteemed Colleague Award.”

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The Devil and the Details

The Weekly Report – July 24, 2023 Our expert employment attorney is ready to help manufacturers comply with Minnesota’s new state employment laws.

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Digging into Training

The Weekly Report – July 17, 2023 Akkerman, Inc. in Brownsdale is one of those companies that continually confirms how innovation doesn’t end at product…

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Here We Go Again!

The Weekly Report – July 10, 2023 The State of Manufacturing® survey season began last week, and we couldn’t be more excited.

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