Shifts in the Governor’s office brings more broadband experience to the foreground

Staff changes are underfoot as Governor Dayton moves into the last year of his administration. It seems like a good opportunity for good people to more on and good people to move up. One move up that may be good news for broadband folks is that Joanna Dornfeld, who currently serves as the governor’s deputy chief of staff for legislative affairs, will replace Jaime Tincher as chief of staff.

Here’s what the Minneapolis Star Tribune notes about Dornfield…

Dornfeld moves into her new role after working in state government for more than a decade. Before joining the governor’s staff, she was a policy adviser to the state’s revenue commissioner and previously worked in several positions at the Minnesota House of Representatives, including as a committee administrator and House DFL Caucus research director.

In a statement, the governor’s office said Dornfeld has been a major contributor to the administration’s work on early education funding, economic development programs and expanding broadband to greater Minnesota.

It’s always good to have people who understand broadband around!

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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