MHTA events and programs are a great way to connect with Minnesota’s diverse and vibrant science & technology community. Sponsoring MHTA events and… Continue Reading ›
Andrew Wittenborg is a technology and public affairs strategist who leads many of the association’s initiatives. He advises firms on everything from marketing and strategic planning to talent and business development. Wittenborg has worked with Greater MSP’s Talent Design Team and serves on Minnesota’s Information Technology Industry Council. Prior to joining MHTA, he worked at the Minnesota House of Representatives and in television management at WCCO and KSTP. He is a graduate of Luther College.
Lonni Ranallo manages administrative and accounting activities for MHTA. She has worked with the association for more than five years. Lonni enjoys biking and is active in the local arts community.
Tim Barrett manages MHTA’s STEM programing and workforce development activities with overall responsibilities for the getSTEM web portal, as well as scholarships and mentorship program. Tim has extensive experience developing and managing educational programs with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math. He also works closely with the MHTA Foundation on STEM workforce initiatives. He is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas and received his Masters of Arts degree from North Dakota State University.
John Dukich oversees all aspects of MHTA’s government relations activities and helps to foster a vibrant high tech entrepreneurial ecosystem in Minnesota. Prior to joining MHTA, John worked in government relations at the Minnesota State Bar Association and the law firm of McGrann Shea Carnival Straughn & Lamb. He has been published in professional journals in the fields of financial economics and philosophy of science. John holds a B.S. in Statistics and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota, and an M.A. in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom.
Becky Siekmeier is MHTA’s SciTechsperience Internship Program Director. SciTechsperience is Minnesota’s paid internship program for college students pursuing science, technology, engineering and math degrees. Becky is an experienced team builder and project planner in both corporate and nonprofit settings. She recently received her Masters of Public Affairs degree from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
Angela joined MHTA in January 2013 to organize flagship events like Spring Conference and the Tekne Awards, in addition to other professional development, networking and advocacy events for MHTA. Angela joins MHTA from the Minnesota International Center where she spent the last nine years managing corporate relations and fundraising events. Prior to entering the nonprofit sector, Angela worked in higher education administration. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Morris and holds a Master’s Degree in educational administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
As MHTA’s Events and Data Specialist, Aly Roach works with the Director of Events to plan and implement MHTA flagship, professional development, and networking events, while maintaining MHTA’s relationship and event databases. A recent graduate from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, Aly comes to MHTA with event planning, writing, and fundraising experience gained through working on political campaigns and in the nonprofit sector.
Ted Modrich manages MHTA’s communications, media relations, and social media efforts. Prior to joining MHTA, Ted spent four years working at the Minnesota House of Representatives, most recently as New Media Coordinator. He graduated with a degree in Political Science from Macalester College in St. Paul.