Meet the Staff
Lisa Workman, President
Lisa Workman has served as the President of the Fergus Falls Area Chamber of Commerce since February 2007. Stillwater, Minnesota is her hometown and she graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in Mass Communications and French. Prior to the Chamber, she was the Marketing Manager at Nelson Auto Center and served on the Chamber Board of Directors. Lisa has worked diligently to lead the business sector of Fergus Falls to become an incredible place to create and conduct business.
When Lisa’s not working hard to find out how the Chamber can best serve their members, she can be found spending her spare time with Troy and their son, Eric, fishing, boating or road tripping. When the boys aren’t around, Lisa enjoys scrapbooking, photography, cooking and shopping locally.
Lisa believes that in order to make the most of your business each and every day, you must make sure to answer the door to the opportunities that knock. She lives this philosophy out by keeping her office door open to welcome new suggestions, ideas and volunteers.
Jennifer Fronning, Operations Coordinator
Jennifer Fronning joined the Chamber Team in October 2016 and she’ll be the first smiling face that you see when you walk in the Chamber office door. Jennifer is your “go to gal” and will answer any questions you have about the community, area events, or the Chamber. She is friendly, energetic and a highly-organized professional with rock-solid office skills who is tasked with keeping the Chamber team and events organized and efficient.
When Jennifer is not greeting you at the Chamber or serving her community, she is doing something outdoors with her husband and two children. You can find them hunting, fishing or camping whenever possible. They love to attend events in the community and bring their friends to our wonderful city and show them around. With the lakes right at their fingertips, the family can usually be found on or around one of them.
Jennifer was born and raised in Fergus Falls and saw the opportunity to join a great team and help serve a community that she loves.
LeeAnn Barnett, Events Assistant
LeeAnn Barnett has been the Chamber Events Assistant since July 2010. LeeAnn had the unique opportunity of serving on our Board of Directors before coming on staff and has used this previous experience to help her better cater to our member’s needs. LeeAnn can be seen mostly at our Chamber events which she works diligently to coordinate donations for. In addition to aiding in office support, LeeAnn spends much of her time at the Chamber connecting with Members over the phone giving friendly reminders and sharing the news of various events they can anticipate.
LeeAnn invests her time and heart not only in the Chamber, but also in her husband, Joe, their kids and grandkids. On sunny days, LeeAnn will be lost in her garden or found in her kitchen concocting fresh salsa. We took a vote amongst our staff members, and it was unanimous: LeeAnn makes some of the best pickles in town! LeeAnn’s unmatched warmth and hospitality is something she extends to all of our members, so next time you’re downtown, be sure to stop in our office to experience it yourself!
Emily Frustol, Communications Coordinator
Emily Frustol joined the Chamber staff in May 2021 as the new Communications Coordinator. She received her master’s degree in Strategic Communications in 2019 and has experience working for local organizations in Fergus Falls. Emily will be the point of contact for communications to Chamber members, volunteers, stakeholders, and the general public.
Emily is a successful communicator with over 5 years of experience in customer service and 2 years of experience in social media and event coordination. Emily had the opportunity to intern in the Public Relations and Talent department at NBC Universal in Los Angeles, California, before moving to Fergus Falls in the Fall of 2019. Being fairly new to Fergus Falls, Emily likes to spend her time exploring the area. She also enjoys drinking coffee, eating ice cream, watching the Carolina Tar Heels, teaching classes at the local YMCA, and spending time with her husband, Jason, and their dog, Hank.
You may recognize Emily’s warm, smiling face from Uncle Eddie’s Ice Cream Parlor as her in-laws started the ice cream shop in 2020. She has helped launch the social media accounts for Uncle Eddie’s Ice Cream Parlor. In addition to launching the Facebook and Instagram accounts, she has helped distribute the creative content to the community with news and updates.