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Katie McClelland


Before becoming Director of the Governor's Workforce Development Board, Katie McClelland led workforce development policy for the U.S. Congress Education & Labor Committee under Chairman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott and the Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee under Ranking Member Senator Patty Murray.

Her leadership skills, relationships and experience drafting the original language for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act program – the federal workforce program DEED administers across the state – will be wonderful assets at DEED!

Katie, a Minnesota native, was most recently the Minnesota Technology Association (MnTech) Director of Public Policy & Research, where she led policy and research initiatives to ensure Minnesota has a thriving tech ecosystem.

Katie's selection for this role comes as Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan continue their support for One Minnesota budget priorities tied to growing Minnesota's workforce and talent acquisition, including the Drive for 5 Workforce Fund, which will prepare the workforce to enter five of the most critical occupational categories in the state with high-growth jobs and family sustaining wages: technology, caring professions, education, manufacturing, and trades.

Photograph of  Katie  McClelland
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