Chamber Staff

Duluth is a great place to live. Our Chamber is working to ensure it is also a great place to do business. We are partnering with organizations and individuals, in a shared effort, to move our beloved community forward.

The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce employs a team of talented individuals, working hard to bring our member-driven initiatives to fruition. Connect with any one of our staff members to answer your questions and maximize your membership.

Matt Baumgartner
Matt BaumgartnerPresident
Jebeh Edmunds
Jebeh EdmundsDirector of Education
Daniel Fanning
Daniel FanningVP of Strategy & Policy and Executive Director of the Chamber Foundation
Aubrey Hagen
Aubrey HagenDirector of Membership Development & DEI, Program Director of Fuse Duluth
Leah Kohlts
Leah KohltsDirector of External Relations and Community Resources
Kathleen Privette
Kathleen PrivetteDirector of Events & Board Operations
Lori Steinbach
Lori SteinbachDirector of Office Administration


Serve our members by providing business advocacy, collaborative leadership and member-driven initiatives.


Serve as our area’s premier advocate for business by facilitating collaboration that engages leaders from business, government, education, labor and the greater community. Actively create innovative opportunities to advance our members.


Educate members regarding the benefits of their chamber investment. Serve as a referral source, advocate, and information center while identifying the needs of our members. Continuously enrich our programs. Promote economic development.

Board of Directors

The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is a group of local business leaders. Board members serve three-year terms and represent a diversified group of professions from various business sectors.

Membership Info

Interested in becoming a member? The Chamber serves as the premier advocate for commerce and industry by facilitating collaboration between the leaders of business, government, education, labor, and the greater community.