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Chamber Staff


Christie brings a wealth of experience to the organization and has the values and principles to continue to grow the Chamber to meet the needs of our members and of the community.  Her background in marketing, sales, and customer service is key to providing value to the Chamber’s members and their goals.

Christie Ransom

President and CEO



Ben spends his time working with downtown businesses, planning downtown events, and organizing educational opportunities that highlight the importance of preserving and creating a healthy downtown. He is a graduate of Winona State University with a double major in journalism and English writing, and is also heavily involved in the arts and culture community here.

Ben Strand

Winona Main Street Program Manager



Kay is responsible for finance and oversite of staff, volunteers, and internal operations. She serves as the Financial Manager for The Chamber Foundation, Winona Area Industrial Development Association, Winona Area Venture Capital Group, and Visit Winona. She started her Chamber career in 1993, giving her a unique ability to assist staff and Members. She is a graduate of Viterbo University and a volunteer with United Way, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross and served as a Girl Scout Leader.

Kay Mathews

Vice President of Finance and Operations



Amanda helps communicate who the Chamber is and what is new with our Chamber members to the Winona area and to our area businesses. She has a background in mass communications and art, which helps her to bring a creative perspective to everything we do at the Chamber!

Amanda Steine

Membership Development & Programs Manager