Membership & Member Programs

Jenny Munyer

Jenny is responsible for the organization’s membership development and engagement efforts overseeing membership programs, events and sales strategies.  She also directs Leadership Minnesota which is an exclusive opportunity for 35 business leaders to tour Minnesota’s changing economy and the issues that will shape its future. 

Jenny has been with the Minnesota Chamber since 2000.  Prior to that, she was the Director of Programs for the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce.  She has a B.A. from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

In her free time, Jenny likes to spend time with her husband Dave and their two children, Ally and Blake.

Vice President- Member Development and Engagement
Jenny Munyer
Kim Anderson

Kim is a Member Services Specialist at the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, and has worked at the chamber for 5 years.  Kim works to ensure that our members get the most out of their memberships by being available to assist them find the Minnesota benefits and services that best fit their needs.   She is available to answer any questions members might have on billing, events, committee involvement, and all other benefits offered by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Before coming to the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, Kim worked at HealthEast Medical Imaging for two years, and for Mayo Health System for 18 years.  Kim received her Associate of Arts Degree at Rochester Community College, and her A.A.S. Degree from SouthEast Technical College.

Along with being an avid reader, Kim loves to camp, hike, and spend time with her Yorkie and her granddaughters.

Manager, Member Services
Lia Capaldini

Whether you’re paying membership dues or registering for an event, you most likely have talked to Lia! Involved in both the Membership and Events departments, Lia spends her days fulfilling membership wants/needs as well as organizing registrations for Chamber events. Working closely with both teams, she has enjoyed learning the ins and outs of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.

Lia is a graduate from Augsburg University and majored in Film and Communication Studies with a minor in Spanish. While in college, Lia was President of the Augsburg Student Activities Council where she first discovered her passion for event planning. Along with her extensive background in customer service as well as her time in real estate, Lia has found that she loves working with people whether in a customer or team setting.  

Lia loves all things film/movie/TV related and always jumps at the opportunity to have a conversation about them. She also enjoys discovering new restaurants/bars, traveling, and spending time with her family/friends and her black lab Sammy.

Member Services Assistant
Lia Capaldini
Steve Jaffee

Steve is responsible for recruiting new members and actively developing new prospects. While consistently meeting with business leaders across Minnesota, he excels at illustrating the important role these companies have in growing economic opportunities here in our home state. He also participates in Chamber functions and lends a hand wherever needed.

Prior to working at the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, Steve was the Executive Director of the Mesabi Humane Society in Virginia, Minnesota. He was an Ambassador and an active member on the Legislative Committee of the Laurentian Chamber of Commerce. Steve was also the Vice President of the Rotary Club and Treasurer of the Apple Tree Learning Center board of directors. Steve earned a B.A. from Holy Cross College in 2011, majoring in business, and is an Eagle Scout.

His interests including playing golf, hockey, and fishing. He also enjoys spending time with his family and his Siberian Husky, Kali.

Membership Account Executive
Steve Jaffee
Dennis Parkinson

Dennis is responsible for new member sales, tracking all new prospects, securing appointments and helping prospects make the decision to activate their membership. He is also involved in special events as well as helping design marketing efforts.

Dennis has been with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce since 1999. His responsibilities revolved around growing the membership base. Prior to that he has spent 20+ years in Commercial Sales development with companies such as Waste Management, Dale Carnegie, The International Coalition, the Village Family Service Center as well as sales in the Insurance Industry. He is a North Dakota native and graduate of Minot State College and moved to the Twin Cities in 1996.

His interests include football, baseball, boating, fishing, and golf. He also enjoys movies, reading and writing and tracking the political issues of the day.

Membership Account Executive
Shawn Zobel

Shawn is responsible for leading the organization’s new member sales strategy. He leads a team overseeing the recruitment and onboarding of new members for the Minnesota Chamber.

Prior to working at the Chamber of Commerce, Shawn owned Zobel Sports Consulting where he consulted and recruited for agencies and businesses providing services to professional athletes. He previously worked at the NFL league office and coached high school football at Eden Prairie. He has a B.S. from the University of St. Thomas.

In his free time, Shawn enjoys spending time with his wife Micki and their two dogs.

Manager, Membership Sales
Shawn Zobel

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