Communications & Marketing

Jim Pumarlo

Jim is responsible for the Minnesota Chamber’s overall internal and external communications and media relations. He develops and implements the communications strategy to build the visibility of the organization and its members.

He has been with the Minnesota Chamber since 2004. He worked 27 years at daily newspapers in International Falls and Red Wing, Minn., including 21 years as editor of the Red Wing Republican Eagle. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota.

In his spare time, Jim and his wife, Diane, like to spend time in the outdoors and are avid spectators of their grandchildren’s numerous activities.


Director, Communications
Jim Pumarlo
Kim Yolitz

Kim creates, implements, and oversees all content for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce’s digital marketing channels including our website, social media outlets including Twitter, LinkedIn and blogs, and external marketing email communications. She also creates videos for use online and in presentations, and provides analytics and reporting on our online goals and successes.

Kim graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in English and Creative Writing. Her first job was with West Publishing as a newsletter editor. When West Publishing became Thomson Reuters and online marketing was just ramping up, Kim worked on many teams developing online products. Most recently, Kim worked for Minneapolis law firm Maslon LLP developing their online marketing initiatives including a redesign of the firm’s website, launching their email communications program, and helping to strengthen the firm’s social media presence.

In her spare time, Kim enjoys making and selling pottery, playing her Ukulele, gardening. She also enjoys spending time in Wisconsin where she and her husband keep bees and maintain an apple orchard.


Manager, Digital Marketing and Creative Content
Kim Yolitz

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