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Governor's Workforce Development Board Members

Laura Beeth Chair
Vice President of Talent Acquisition
Fairview Health Services
Lemuel Amen
President & CEO
Viking Engineering and Development
Len Bakken
Human Resources Director
JBS
Shirley Barnes
Chief Executive Officer
Crest View Senior Communities
Luann Bartley
Director of Workforce Development
Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association
Joshua Berg
Councilmember
Elko-New Market
Vance Boelter
Executive
Andeavor
Brenda Cassellius
Commissioner
Department of Education
Mariaha Dean
Owner
Eden Resources, LLC
David Debevec
Vice President of Human Resources, Safety Director
Ulland Brothers, Inc.
Steven Ditschler
President and CEO
ProAct Inc.
Jane Eastwood
Director
St. Paul Public Library
Robert Evans
Vice President of Human Resources
Marvin Windows and Doors
Mary Ferguson
Director of Recruitment and Staffing Support
Essentia Health
Jamil Ford
President
Mobilize Design & Architecture, LLC
Les Fujitake
Superintendent
Bloomington Public Schools
Bob Gunther
State Representative
Minnesota House of Representatives
Pakou Hang
Founding Director
Hmong America Farmers Association
Kelly Hansen
Human Resources Director
Park Industries
Shawntera Hardy
Commissioner
Department of Employment and Economic Development
Samuel Heimlich
Business Representative
North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters
Russell Hess
Political Coordinator
Laborers District Council
Merrill Irving Jr.
President
Hennepin Technical College
Lorrie Janatopoulos
Executive Intern at IRRRB
Bush Foundation Fellow
Valerie Johnson
Vice President, Human Resources, Communications and Public Affairs
Christensen Farms and Feedlots
Eric Kaler
President
University of Minnesota
Elizabeth Kautz
Mayor
City of Burnsville
Anne Kilzer
Director
Minnesota Workforce Council Association (MWCA)
Jennifer Lang
President and Owner
Minneapolis Glass Company
Ruby Lee
President
Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES)
Devinder Malhotra
Interim Chancellor
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
William (Bill) McCarthy
President
Minnesota AFL-CIO
Carla Nelson
Senator
Minnesota Senate
Loren Nelson
President
Aurelius Manufacturing Co., Inc.
William (Bill) Nelson
Chief Executive Officer
Mille Lacs Health System
Eric Nesheim
Executive Director
Minnesota Literacy Council (MLC)
Tuleah Palmer
Executive Director
Northwest Indian Community Development Center
Scott Parker
Business Representative
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
Emily Piper
Commissioner
Department of Human Services
Paul Pribbenow
President
Augsburg College
Edward Reynoso
Political Director
Teamsters Joint Council 32
Anthony Ramunno
President
Great River Energy
Todd Riemann
Chief Executive Officer
MTU Onsite Energy
 Tom Roy
Commissioner
Department of Corrections
Mary Russell
Director, Organizational Effectiveness and Leadership Support
HealthPartners
Roy Smith
Director, Workforce Development
Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board
Traci Tapani
Co-President
Rick Trontvet
Vice President, Administration and Human Resources
Digi-Key Electronics
Andy Wells
President & CEO
Wells Technology
Jennifer Winkelaar
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
Minneapolis Building and Trades
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