Shawntera leads our operations and strategy. 

She has over 15 years of experience in community development and public policy.  She has worked as a legislative assistant in the Ohio House of Representatives, a city planner for the City of Saint Paul, a professional lobbyist, as the Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Mark Dayton, and most recently as the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Shawntera received her undergraduate degree in Human Ecology from The Ohio State University and her Masters of Urban Planning at the State University of New York at Buffalo.