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Department of Commerce

Michelle Kommer
Commissioner
701-328-5300

Shawn Kessel 
Deputy Commissioner
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Administrative Staff

Karla Koenig
Executive Assistant to Commissioner Kommer
701-328-5324

Sherri Frieze
Boards and Commissions Executive Assistant

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Denise Faber
Executive Assistant to Deputy Commissioner/HR Specialist
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Main Street Community

Emily Brown
Main Street Community Engagement Manager
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Finance

Celeste Engelhard
Account/Budget Manager
701-328-5306

Michelle Halone
Accounting/Budget Specialist

701-328-5398

Megan Reis
Account/Budget Specialist
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Lori Nitsch
Grants and Contracts Officer
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Marketing and Communications

Kim Schmidt
Public Relations and Digital Communications Manager
701-328-2532

Kayla Jo Finley
Communications Specialist
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Tricia Miller
Digital Systems Manager
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Heather LeMoine
Marketing and Research Manager
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Information Technology

Brad Rosenfeldt
Risk Management/Information Technology Manager
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Research/Commercialization

Kevin Iverson
Demographer
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Joe Cicha
Census Specialist
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Gabrielle Proffitt
Census Assistant
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Joseph Mwagura
Economic & Market Research Analyst
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Partners

Tony Richards 
Director of Impact Dakota (Manufacturing Extension Partnership)
701-354-0976

Christy Dodd
Director - Center for Technology & Business
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David Martin
Director - SBDC
701-777-6825

Lindsey Warner
North Dakota Trade Office
701-929-6702
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