Aaron Klemz, Communications Director
Aaron Klemz joined MCEA’s staff as Communications Director in February 2017.
Prior to joining MCEA, Aaron served four years at Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness as Advocacy Director and Communications and Engagement Director. During that time, he chaired the Minnesota Environmental Partnership Mining Cluster and coordinated turnout efforts for public input periods on the PolyMet and Twin Metals mine proposals.
Aaron taught communication courses for over a decade as a college instructor in Minnesota, Illinois and Indiana. He serves on the board of the Minnesota Urban Debate League, and coached debate at Minneapolis North High School and Como Park High School.
Aaron holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Speech Communication from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and a Masters degree in Advocacy and Political Leadership from University of Minnesota Duluth.