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Edina Country Club
5100 Wooddale Ave
Edina, MN 55424
United States of America

This is the first of several planned Rotary Club of Edina Prospective Member days during the upcoming Rotary year. As our way of thanking guests for attending, they will receive their lunch for free. This opportunity will allow them to check out our club, our service projects and our unique fellowship environment all for just a little over an hour of their time. Seating is limited, so register you and your guest as soon as possible.  

Thursday's speaker will be Amber Backhaus, Vice President of Public Affairs, MN Automobile Dealers Association

Amber has over 20 years working as a government relations professional, representing clients before the Minnesota Legislature and state agencies.  Currently, she leads the advocacy efforts for the Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association (MADA), a trade group representing Minnesota’s 370 franchised new car and truck dealers.

Prior to joining MADA, Amber worked in the government relations practice of Leonard, Street & Deinard, acting on behalf of high-profile clients such as the Minnesota Timberwolves, State Farm Insurance, Express Scripts, and Supervalu. She also served as the Director of Public Affairs for the Minnesota Trucking Association.  In 2012-2013, Amber was honored to be elected by her peers to serve two years as President of the Minnesota Government Relations Council and its 500 members.

Amber lives in Minneapolis with her husband and son and volunteers with the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, where she serves as a National Trustee.