Member Spotlight: Colleen Eddy, Minnesota DEED

Colleen EddyAugust 16, 2022

Colleen Eddy is Metro Regional Business Development Manager for Minnesota DEED. Contact Colleen

How long have you been a member of EDAM? 8 years

What do you find valuable about belonging to EDAM? The professional development and networking opportunities! Building and maintaining relationships is crucial to economic development. EDAM offers tools and resources that set up industry focused professionals for success.

What is something you are passionate about or a hobby you really enjoy? Love exploring the outdoors - camping, fishing, bonfires with friends and family!

Share an interesting fact about yourself that few of your fellow EDAM members may know. I was a gun twirler in the Bellets.

What is the greatest advice a mentor has given you? Keep smiling! Doesn't sound like much but it meant and means a lot to me!

Who inspires you or who would you consider to be your hero? JJ Jennifer Johnson Green!

What's your favorite place in the world? If different, where is your happy place? Lake Louise Banff Alberta Canada! It is simply BEAUTIFUL!

What was the best concert you've ever attended? What's a bucket list concert for you? Prince Purple Rain! Guns and Roses at the Metrodome - had first row seats!! And Bruce!! Attending a concert at Red Rocks is on my bucket list!

Other than your current job, what would your dream job be? Anything in fashion!

When your name is called for karaoke, what song do you pick?
You do not want me to do karaoke!

Do you collect anything? I shouldn't tell - but I collect shot glasses from places I have travelled to.

What's the most recent book you read? Would you recommend it?
The Likeability Trap - yes!

What are you currently watching on Netflix or another streaming service? Yellowstone! I tried the second season of Bridgerton - but didn't finish the first episode - it seriously needs Regé-Jean Page!

Pop or soda? Hotdish or casserole? Duck, duck, gray duck or duck, duck, goose? Packers or Vikings? Crunchy or creamy? Sweet or salty?
Soda. Hotdish. Duck Duck Goose! Vikings - but jumping on the Packer band wagon this year ;) Creamy. Salty