Chas Anderson has more than two decades of experience in the public and private sectors as an advisor on state policy, politics, and corporate strategy and communications. Her expertise flows from her work in politics and in state government as well as in the private sector on behalf of corporate and non-profit clients. Chas served as Executive Director and Chief of Staff of the Minnesota House of Representatives (2011-14) and for two governors including serving as Deputy Commissioner of Education for Governor Tim Pawlenty (2003-10). As Executive Director and Chief of Staff in the Minnesota House, Chas managed over 200 employees and directed the legislative appropriations process and decision-making for the $60 billion all funds and two-year state budget.
In 2012, Chas was named “Top Legislative Staffer” by Politics in Minnesota and in 2001 received an award from the Minnesota Supreme Court for her work on improving access to the Judiciary. Chas earned a B.A., magna cum laude, from St. Cloud State University and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.