AMFA General Meeting on November 11: Legislative Forecast
Join us VIRTUALLY for an AMFA General Meeting on November 11. Bring your own lunch! Free to attend.
Laura Bordelon, Sr. Vice President, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Laura Bordelon is senior vice president for advocacy at the MN Chamber of Commerce, a position she has held since November 2011. In her role, she leads the organization’s public policy, grassroots and political engagement strategies.
She directed the Minnesota Chamber’s education, telecommunications and energy policy from 2000-2004. She was a policy director for Governor Tim Pawlenty from 2004 to 2005 and then was named director of legislative and cabinet affairs in 2006. She most recently was director of corporate state government affairs for Medtronic Inc.
Laura graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Minnesota. Her community involvement includes being a board member of the Minnesota Government Relations Council and the Minnesota Zoo.
Jennifer Byers, Vice President, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Jennifer Byers is responsible for directing the Minnesota Chamber’s grassroots outreach, candidate recruitment efforts and supporting local chambers of commerce across the state. She manages the Minnesota Manufacturers Coalition, and is engages in a wide variety of issue advocacy coalitions. She also directs the activities of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Executives (MCCE), the professional association for local chambers and enjoys many days on the road with members, local chambers and volunteer business leaders across Minnesota.
Jennifer is an alumni of the University of Minnesota, with a degree in communications. She is also a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management. A long career in the chamber profession includes a staff position with the Twin West Chamber and president of the Stillwater Chamber before joining the Minnesota Chamber in 1991.
She serves on the board of directors for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Executives, the Mid-America Chamber Executives, and Jobs for Minnesotans. Outside of Jennifer’s professional career, she plays a leadership role with the Lakeville South Hockey and Lakeville South Lacrosse booster organizations. She and her husband Rich are parents to three teenage boys.
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