Chief of Staff
As chief of staff, Luchelle Stevens oversees agencywide functions, including External Relations; Human Resources; the Office for Equity, Performance and Development; the Office of Compliance; and the Office of Inspector General.
Stevens previously served as director of strategic initiatives and public affairs at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in St. Paul. Prior to that, she has held numerous leadership roles in SEIU, including national data and technology director, national field director, political director, communications director and executive director of the SEIU Minnesota State Council.
In addition, Stevens has worked with many elected officials and organizations in a variety of capacities, including the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, AARP, Gov. Mark Dayton, U.S. Sen. Al Franken and former State Auditor Judi Dutcher.
Prior state service includes leading the implementation of technology initiatives at the Minnesota Office of the State Auditor to improve its delivery services to citizens, local units of government and government officials.
Earlier in her career, Stevens served in the U.S. Navy as an air traffic controller and as an aerographer's mate (meteorology), and is a Gulf War veteran.