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Dana Bailey

Executive Director of Projects & Initiatives

Dana Bailey is the Executive Director of Projects & Initiatives for Minnesota IT Services. Dana works to improve our partnerships with other state agencies and stakeholders, in an effort to deliver projects on time and on budget. Bailey focuses on prioritizing goals, increasing accountability, and better communicating with our project partners and the public.

Dana has over fifteen years of experience in community and stakeholder engagement and public policy implementation. Prior to working with MNIT, Dana served as the Chief of Staff to St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, and Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith. During her time with the Governor’s Office, she oversaw some of the administration’s top priorities and numerous complex projects.

Portrait of Dana Bailey
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