Colleen Frein was promoted to President & CEO in 2023. Colleen is a native of Rochester, MN, completed undergraduate studies at St. Cloud State University, and holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from University of Iowa. Colleen received the designation of IOM from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Institute for Organization Management in 2019 and is a graduate of the Dale Carnegie program.
Colleen is a member of the Mason City Community Schools School Improvement Advisory Committee and Youth Task Force Executive Committee. She has also served on the Governor’s Child Care Task Force and Charlie Brown Preschool & Child Care Board of Directors and is a passionate advocate for access to childcare for families.
Prior to her work at the Chamber, she had a decade of experience as an award-winning multi-media journalist for KIMT News 3 in Mason City, IA and KWWL-TV in Waterloo, IA.