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Janelle Tummel

Assistant Commissioner of Enterprise Communications and Planning

With a belief that government should be transparent and accessible, Janelle Tummel serves as Assistant Commissioner for Enterprise Communications and Planning at Minnesota Management and Budget. In her role, Janelle strives to improve how state government communicates and serves our customers. She oversees six divisions dedicated to planning for the worst, celebrating the best, and effectively serving the enterprise, every day.

Janelle helped lead the launch of a uniform state brand and marketing campaigns to promote the state as one employer. She spearhead Minnesota’s plain language effort in 2014, training employees across state government on how to convey complex topics in an understandable way. She specializes in creative and unique approaches to engaging audiences with clear and user friendly communications.

Janelle previously served as Chief of Enterprise Communications at Minnesota Management and Budget, Communications and Public Relations Director at the Minnesota Department of Revenue, and Public Relations Manager for the City of St. Paul. She also spent nearly seven years on the communications team at Coca-Cola Enterprises. She has a MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.

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