Justin Kaufman serves as Assistant Commissioner for Minnesota IT Services. In his role, Justin works to leverage MNIT's business operations teams to build value for the State of Minnesota and support the delivery of efficient and effective IT solutions.
Prior to joining MNIT, Justin worked with the Department of Administration's Office of State Procurement for 11 years. In that role, Justin focused on contract negotiations, fair and open competition in the procurement process, and oversight of executive branch professional and technical contracts. Here he negotiated many of the state's largest contracts and contract settlements and presented locally, nationally, and internationally on procurement-related topics.
Justin is a graduate of Marquette University, with majors in political science and international affairs, and holds a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law. He currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at Mitchell Hamline School of Law and is a guest lecturer for the George Washington University Law School.