MHTA welcomes new Manager of Public Policy

March 6, 2012

The Minnesota High Tech Association is proud to welcome Joanna Dornfeld as its manager of public policy. Dornfeld begins work at MHTA this week.

“Joanna will be working to create one of the best grassroots public policy programs in Minnesota,” said Margaret Anderson Kelliher, President and CEO of the Minnesota High Tech Association. “We will focus on connecting policymakers with the innovation and technology leaders and businesses in their community.”

Dornfeld brings extensive public policy and legislative experience to MHTA. She served as a committee administrator, staffing the House Finance and Bioscience and Workforce Development committees. Most recently, she was an executive assistant to caucus leadership.

Her background also includes time as a field manager for the Minnesota Housing Partnership, where she helped coordinate and direct state and federal policy strategies and agendas. She dramatically increased awareness of the association and its issues during her time there.

“I am excited to have Joanna join MHTA,” said Kelliher. “Her experience in the technology sector along with her background in building public policy programs will be a terrific asset for our members.”

Dornfeld is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and also has her Master’s in Advocacy and Political Leadership from the University of Minnesota, Duluth.


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