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Andrew Wittenborg is a technology, media and public affairs strategist who leads many of the association’s initiatives. He advises firms on everything from content and strategic planning to talent and business development. Wittenborg has worked with Greater MSP’s Talent Design Team and serves on the Real-Time Talent board of directors. 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 leads government relations and research for MHTA. He advocates for Minnesota’s science and technology community and conducts research related to funding of early-stage companies, STEM workforce, and innovation. 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. 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.
Ted Modrich directs 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.
Jonah Kaplan is the Assistant Program Manager of MHTA’s SciTechsperience Internship Program. Prior to joining MHTA, he was the director of Mac Startups, a summer startup accelerator. He is also actively involved in the Twin Cities entrepreneurial community. He will graduate in May with degree in Political Science from Macalester College in St. Paul.