Spencer Cronk

Department of Administration

Cronk previously worked as executive director of organizational development and senior advisor for the Department of Small Business Services for the City of New York.

Dave Frederickson

Dave Frederickson

Department of Agriculture

Frederickson is a farmer from Murdock. He served as a DFL state senator representing southwestern Minnesota from 1987 to 1993, and was president of the National Farmer's Union. His most recent job was in Sen. Amy Klobuchar's office. Read an Associated Press report on Frederickson's appointment and listen to him speak with MPR's Tom Crann.

Josh Tilsen

Bureau of Mediation Services

Tilsen was a hearing officer and mediator with the Bureau of Mediation Services prior to his appointment. The bureau's mission, in part, is to promote stable and constructive labor-management relations.

Michael Rothman

Michael Rothman

Department of Commerce

Rothman is a shareholder at Minneapolis-based Winthrop and Weinstine, and an expert in insurance and campaign law. He was part of Dayton's legal team during the governor's race recount. Read a MPR News report on Rothman's appointment.

Thomas Roy

Thomas Roy

Department of Corrections

Prior to his appointment, Roy was director of Arrowhead Regional Corrections, which serves five northern Minnesota counties. Read a MPR News report on his appointment.

Brenda Cassellius

Brenda Cassellius

Department of Education

Most recently superintendent of the East Metro Integration District. Read a MPR News report on Cassellius' appointment and listen to her appearance on Midday with Gary Eichten.

Carolyn Parnell

Carolyn Parnell

Office of Enterprise Technology

Parnell has worked in Minnesota Public Radio's IT department, at Fidelity National Information Systems and at the University of Minnesota. Most recently, she was the head of IT at MnSCU.

Mark Phillips

Mark Phillips

Department of Employment and Economic Development

Phillips, who works for Kraus-Anderson Construction, spent time earlier in his career with the Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation Board. Read a MPR News report on his appointment.

Dr. Ed Ehlinger

Dr. Ed Ehlinger

Department of Health

Most recently director and chief health officer at the University of Minnesota's Boynton Health Service, a job he's held for 15 years. Prior to that he worked for the Minneapolis Department of Health -- also for 15 years. Read a MPR News report on Ehlinger's appointment.

Sheila Wright

Sheila Wright

Office of Higher Education

Wrightat was a professor and dean in the School of Education at Hamline University prior to her appointment. Read a MPR News report on her appointment.

Mary Tingerthal

Mary Tingerthal

Housing Finance Agency

Tingerthal was the president of Capital Markets Companies for the Housing Partnership Network prior to her appointment. She spent 10 years at the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency earlier in her career. Read a MPR News report on her appointment.

Kevin Lindsey

Human Rights Department

Lindsey was a civil litigation attorney in the Office of the Ramsey County Attorney before his appointment. He is set to lead an agency with a mission "to make Minnesota discrimination-free."

Lucinda Jesson

Lucinda Jesson

Department of Human Services

Jesson, who directs Hamline's Health Law Institute, is a former prosecutor and deputy attorney general who first served on Dayton's transition team. Read a MPR News report on her appointment and listen to her appearance on Midday with Gary Eichten.

Tony Sertich

Tony Sertich

Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation Board

Sertich was a state representative in Chisolm, Minn. prior to his appointment. He'll be tasked with crafting a vision to help revitalize northeastern Minnesota. Read a MPR News report on his appointment.

Ken Peterson

Ken Peterson

Department of Labor and Industry

Peterson held the same job 20 years ago under Gov. Rudy Perpich. The agency oversees workplace safety and worker's compensation laws. Peterson has also held jobs in a variety of other local and state agencies including the attorney general's office. Read a MPR News report on Peterson's appointment.

Jim Schowalter

Jim Schowalter

Minnesota Management and Budget

Schowalter was deputy commissioner and state budget director at MMB under Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty. Read a MPR News report on Schowalter's appointment and his appearance on Midday with Gary Eichten.

Dr. Ed Ehlinger

Susan Haigh

Metropolitan Council

Currently CEO of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, where she said she plans to continue her work. She also served 10 years as a Ramsey County commissioner and 12 years as a chief deputy county attorney. Read a MPR News report on Haigh's appointment.

Ted Mondale

Ted Mondale

Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission

Mondale is a former state senator and is the son of former Vice President Walter Mondale. More recently, he has served as chief executive of a software company that automates property searches for the mortgage industry. Read a MPR News report on his appointment and listen to his appearance on Midmorning with Kerri Miller.

Tom Landwehr

Tom Landwehr

Department of Natural Resources

Landwehr has served as a City Council member and as an instructor at the University of Minnesota's School of Natural Resources. He also served for 17 years at DNR both as a scientist and as a wildlife manager. Read a MPR News report on Landwehr's appointment and listen to his appearance on Midday with Gary Eichten.

Paul Aasen

Paul Aasen

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Most recently employed by the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy. He served as Gov. Jesse Ventura's Director of Government Relations and Policy. He was also the state's Emergency Management director. Prior to that, he worked as an environmental scientist. Read a MPR News report on Aasen's appointment.

Ramona Dohman

Ramona Dohman

Department of Public Safety

Dohman was chief of police in Maple Grove prior to her appointment and is past president of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association. She's also the first women to head the Department of Public Safety. Read a MPR News report on her appointment.

Dr. Ed Ehlinger

Myron Frans

Department of Revenue

Frans has been a tax attorney for 27 years and is the CEO of a manufacturing company. He plans to transition from his business and into government by April. Read a MPR News report on Frans' appointment.

Tom Sorel

Tom Sorel

Department of Transportation

Held over from the Pawlenty administration. Sorel came to MnDOT from the Federal Highway Administration.

Larry Shellito

Larry Shellito

Veterans Affairs

Shellito is the former Minnesota National Guard adjutant general. He retired late in 2010 after seven years heading the Guard. Read a MPR News report on his appointment.

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