Chamber Leadership

Board of Directors

Chamber Leadership

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Brainerd Lakes Chamber is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who serve three-year terms and represent a wide array of business sectors, sizes and locations. Chamber members are welcome to attend board meetings, which are usually scheduled on the third Thursday of each month from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at our administrative office.

Two Advisory Boards also oversee the local activities of the Crosslake and Pequot Lakes Chambers. See current rosters below. Special thanks to all our volunteer leaders!


Executive Committee

  • Board Chair | Matt Seymour, Q Squares Convenience Stores
  • Vice Chair | Ginny Knudson, Borden, Steinbauer, Krueger & Knudson
  • Past Chair | Chris Quisberg, S&R Quisberg
  • Executive Officer at Large | Ellen Haglin, LINDAR & Avantech
  • Chamber President | Matt Kilian (staff)
  • Chamber Treasurer | Paula Davis (staff)

Matt Seymour, Board Chair

Q Squares

Ginny Knudson, Vice Chair

Borden, Steinbauer, Krueger & Knudson

Chris Quisberg, Past Chair

Cub Foods-Baxter

Ellen Haglin, Executive Officer

LINDAR Corporation/Avantech

Jill Casper, Director

Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union – Brainerd

Hara Charlier, Director

Central Lakes College

Joel Clough, Director

Just for Kix

Kevin Donnay, Director

Widseth Smith Nolting

John Landsburg, Director

Landsburg Landscape Nursery

Pete Mohs, Director

Brainerd Dispatch / Echo Journal

Mike Schweiters, Director

Boyd Lodge

Frank Soukup, Director

Grand View Lodge

Patrick Sundberg, Director

Jack Pine Brewery

John Thelen, Director

Thelen Heating and Roofing

Ben Thuringer

Madden’s on Gull Lake

Matt Kilian

Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce President


Chamber Advisory Board

  • Cynthia Hidde, Stonemark Land Surveying
  • Lisa Kaneski, JP Taylor Inc. (Dairy Queen)
  • Aundra Erickson, COUNTRY Financial
  • Jill Andersen, Lonesome Cottage Furniture Company
  • Nancy Vogt, Echo Journal
  • Kurt Moody, First National Bank Pequot Lakes
  • Lillie Pearo, Stroot, Schumer & Associates
  • Barb Merritt, Merritt Jewelers
  • Tammy Bargy, Hunt Utilities Group

Crosslake Chamber

Chamber Advisory Board

  • Board Chair | Mike O’Connell, Larson Group Real Estate
  • Vice Chair | Christine Davis, Birch Lake Counseling
  • Doreen Gallaway, Passages of Time
  • Craig Henningson, BlackRidgeBANK
  • Bart Taylor, RiverWood Bank
  • Mike Schwieters, Boyd Lodge
  • Rene Milner, Breen & Person
  • Ed Money, Andy’s Bar & Grill, Wine & Spirits
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