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Department of Commerce

James Leiman
Commissioner
701-328-5300

Shawn Kessel 
COO/Deputy Commissioner
701-328-5300


Administrative Staff

Tammy Heick
Executive Assistant to Commissioner & COO/Deputy Commissioner

Sherri Frieze
Executive Assistant to Boards and Commissions


Denise Faber
HR & Payroll Specialist

Peggy Weiss
Database and Computer Specialist

Brett Miller
Records & Data Mgmt Specialist

Gabrielle Proffitt
Program and Grants Specialist

Finance

Celeste Engelhard
Lead Fiscal Officer

Michelle Halone
Account/Budget Specialist


Alison Widmer
Account/Budget Specialist

Lori Nitsch
SEP/Grants Contracts Officer
Marketing & Communications

Heather LeMoine 
Marketing and Research Manager

Penny Blotsky
Marketing Specialist

Chris Addison
Graphic Design Specialist

Kim Schmidt 
Communications Manager

Kayla Jo Finley
Communications Specialist


Alicia Jolliffe
Social Media Strategist
Digital Systems

Tricia Miller
Digital Systems Manager

Cassie Theurer
Digital Asset Specialist

Amy Schmidt
Digital Content Specialist
Partners

Paul Lucy 
Interim CEO of Impact Dakota (Manufacturing Extension Partnership)
701-412-3319

Christy Dodd
Director - Center for Technology & Business
701-223-0707

Tiffany Ford
State Director - SBDC
701-777-8700

Drew Combs
North Dakota Trade Office
701-929-6702
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