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

Putting the “Custom” in Customer

The Weekly Report – March 20, 2023 Faribault-based Trystar fills a gap in the electrical power industry by offering customized solutions when the grid needs…

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The Weekly Report - Better Together - March 13, 2023
Better Together

The Weekly Report – March 13, 2023.  The manufacturing programs in the Minnesota State system are helping develop the workforce of the future.

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Bridging the GAP

More than ever, small- and medium-sized manufacturers need access to affordable, expert guidance through the Growth Acceleration Program.

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On the Safe Side

The Weekly Report – February 20, 2023 As more manufacturers embrace automation to address the worker shortage, Advanced Machine Guarding Systems is ready with customized…

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No Better Investment

The Weekly Report – February 6, 2023 Abbey Hellickson’s next in-person manufacturing workshop, “Investing in Your People to Create Leaders at All Levels” will help…

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Course Connections

The Weekly Report – January 30, 2023 Hennepin Technical College combines strong ties to manufacturing with flexibility and responsiveness as it serves students and the…

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Tapping into Talent

The Weekly Report – January 16, 2023 In her upcoming workshop, talent and leadership development expert Nicole Lian will show employers the keys to retaining…

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Empowering Employees, Improving Daily

The Weekly Report – January 9. 2023 Ally Johnston’s next manufacturing workshop will show business leaders how combining continuous improvement with employee empowerment creates an…

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Final Call

The Weekly Report – December 27, 2022 Don’t miss out on the last State of Manufacturing® events of the season.

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Exit Ramp

The Weekly Report – December 19, 2022 Enterprise Minnesota’s Steve Haarstad is ready to help business owners take the extra steps needed for the successful…

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