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Governor's Workforce Development Board Members

Carol Anderson
Co-owner
Anderson Dairy Farms
Len Bakken
Human Resources Director
Comfrey Farms Prime Pork
Shirley Barnes
Chief Executive Officer
Crest View Senior Communities
Laura Beeth, Chair
Vice President of Talent Acquisition
Fairview Health Services
Joshua Berg
Councilmember
Elko-New Market
Robert Blake
CEO & Founder
Solar Bear Solar Installation Services
Dr. Vance Boelter
General Manager
Marathon - Speedway
Dr. Jeffery Boyd
President
Rochester Community and Technical College
David Dively
Executive Director
Minnesota Council on Disability
Jason Duininck
Director of Business Development
Duininck, Inc.
Mary Ferguson
Director of Recruitment and Staffing Support
Essentia Health
Jeanna Fortney
Director
Minnesota Association of Workforce Boards
Les Fujitake
Superintendent
Bloomington Public Schools
Joan Gabel
President
University of Minnesota
Shannon Geshick
Executive Director
Minnesota Indian Affairs Council
Steve Grove
Commissioner
Department of Employment and Economic Development
Rep. Barb Haley
State Representative
Minnesota House of Representatives
Kelly Hansen
Vice President of Human Resources
Park Industries
Jodi Harpstead
Commissioner
Department of Human Services
Samuel Heimlich
Business Representative
North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters
Sen. John Hoffman
State Senator
Minnesota Senate
Rep. Michael Howard
State Representative
Minnesota House of Representatives Majority Appointment
Nerita Hughes
Women's Economic Security Act (WESA)
Abdiwadi Husen
Administrator
Minnesota Quality Care
Valerie Johnson
Vice President, Human Resources, Communications and Public Affairs
Christensen Farms and Feedlots
Steven Kalina
President and CEO
Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association
Elizabeth Kautz
Mayor
Jennifer Lang
President and Owner
Minneapolis Glass Company
Jessica Looman
Executive Director
Minnesota Building Trades
Katie Lundmark
Regional Director of Operations
Ecumen
Dr. Devinder Malhotra
Chancellor
Minnesota State
William (Bill) McCarthy
President
Minnesota AFL-CIO
Priya Morioka
Co-Founder and COO
Global Language and Staffing Connections
Sen. Carla Nelson
State Senator
Minnesota Senate
Loren Nelson
President
Aurelius Manufacturing Co., Inc.
William (Bill) Nelson
Chief Executive Officer
Mille Lacs Health System
Eric Nesheim
Executive Director
Literacy Minnesota
Dennis Olson Jr.
Commissioner
Office of Higher Education
Tuleah Palmer
Executive Director
Blandin Foundation
Scott Parker
Business Representative
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
Catherine Penkert
Library Director
St. Paul Public Libraries
Ekta Prakash
Executive Director
CAPI, St. Paul
Dr. Paul Pribbenow
President
Augsburg University
Edward Reynoso
Political Director
Teamsters Joint Council 32
Mary Cathryn Ricker
Commissioner
Department of Education
Roslyn Robertson
Temporary Commissioner
Department of Labor and Industry
Ali Rodway
Senior Manager of Training and Development
Caribou Coffee
Laura Sayles
Senior Internal Union Organizer
Minnesota Nurses Association
Paul Schnell
Commissioner
Department of Corrections
Jim Showalter
Commissioner
Minnesota Management and Budget
Linda Sloan
Executive Director
Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage
Roy Smith
Director, Workforce Development
Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board
Jerrilynn Sweeney
President/Owner
Innovative Building Concepts
Jennifer Theisen
Director of Human Resources
DiaSorin
Rosa Tock
Executive Director
Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs
Dee Torgerson
Vocational Rehabilitation Director
Department of Employment and Economic Development
Rick Trontvet
Senior Vice President of Human Resources
The Marvin Companies
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