Internal Operations

Annette Kojetin

Annette Kojetin is Vice President of Finance and Administration for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. She directs and oversees the accounting, human resources, facilities and IT functions for the Minnesota Chamber and its affiliate organizations. Annette is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).


Vice President, Finance and Administration
Annette Kojetin
Amanda Farrell

Amanda primarily assists the Vice President of Finance with the management of accounting functions and the day-to-day operations of the Finance department. She also works closely with IT to coordinate projects, and with database consultants to help develop a robust database that functions efficiently.
 
After graduating with a B.A. degree in Business Communication from Metropolitan State University in 2005, Amanda gravitated towards the accounting field and spent the following years gaining experience within different aspects of accounting and business. Working in Property Management, Public Accounting, Software and now, Non-Profit, has provided Amanda opportunities to hone and develop her knowledge and skills.
 
Amanda enjoys discovering new restaurants and local music, reading, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.  She is married and has two high-maintenance cats that she adores a little too much.
 

Manager, Finance & Database
Katie Klein

Katie is responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the office and office systems, focusing on talent management, employee benefits, technology and purchasing. She also serves as the employee concierge for the team and provides administrative support.

Prior to joining the Chamber in 2019, Katie worked in direct-hire recruiting with a Minneapolis-based staffing agency. Before that, she spent nine years as the business manager and account executive with an association management company located in St. Paul. Clients there included chambers of commerce, trade associations and charitable foundations. She earned her degree in Business Management and Public Relations from the University of St. Thomas, graduating magna cum laude. She currently serves as a student alumni mentor at St. Thomas and also volunteers with Catholic Charities.

A lifelong resident of St. Paul, Katie enjoys traveling, reading, fitness, exploring the Twin Cities, and spending time with her family and friends.


Office Manager
Katie Klein
Julia Pfeiffer

Julia Pfeiffer provides executive administrative support for the President, Chairperson and the Board of Directors and delivers assistance whenever needed to both the membership and events teams.

Prior to joining the Minnesota Chamber in 2018, Julia has gained over 20 years of progressive experience as an Administrative Professional, Executive Assistant, and Event Program Manager coordinating multiple responsibilities and providing effective support for executives within large corporations in the Twin Cities area. While working full-time, Julia achieved highest honors from Saint Paul College and was awarded the Outstanding Student Award for the Business Management degree program.

Julia is from Minneapolis, a proud veteran supporter and military spouse, enjoys traveling, organizing events, networking and spending time with her family and friends.


Executive Assistant
Julia Pfeiffer
Jennifer Rudesill

Jen is our first point of contact for the organization. She manages the activities of the front office, which includes the phone, greeting visitors and staff support on special projects.

A graduate from UW-Stout, Jen worked for ten years at a large printing company in St. Paul. After the family came, she was fortunate to stay home and raise three children. She rejoined the workforce in 2012 as part of the Minnesota Chamber staff.

Jen likes to meet new people and talk on the phone. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, taking walks with her husband and dog, Leo, and antiquing with her girlfriends.


Manager of First Impressions
Jennifer Rudesill

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