Setting our Course

Chamber President

Setting our Course

Chamber President

Matt Kilian, President

Matt Kilian is the President of the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce, a 1,000-member regional business association that operates the Pequot Lakes and Crosslake Chambers as well as the Brainerd Lakes Welcome Center. He has a background in rural economic development, marketing and philanthropy, having spent 15 years with the Minnesota Initiative Foundations, most recently as Vice President of the Initiative Foundation in Little Falls. 

Matt holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Mass Communications from St. Cloud State University.  He is a Rotarian and currently serves on the boards of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, Explore Minnesota Tourism Council, United Way of Crow Wing and Cass Counties, National Loon Center Foundation, Region 5 Children’s Museum, Crow Wing Power Community Trust, and Brainerd Lakes Christian Business Men’s Connection.

Matt grew up in Hayward, Wisc. and lives in Brainerd with his wife, Jeanne, and son, Bryce.

Matt Kilian

President, Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce

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