Governor Tim Walz appoints Commerce Commissioner
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
On Friday, Governor Tim Walz appointed Steve Kelley as the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Commerce. The incoming Governor also appointed Commissioners for the Department of Revenue, Employment and Economic Development, Labor and Industry, Public Safety and Veterans Affairs.
Commissioner Kelley was most recently a Senior Fellow at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. Before joining the Humphrey School in 2007, he served in the Minnesota Senate for 10 years and the Minnesota House of Representatives for 4 years. During his legislative service, Steve chaired the Senate Education Committee and served on committees dealing with energy and telecommunications regulation in both the House and the Senate. He was one of the Legislature’s leading experts on telecommunications policy, including issues related to broadband service.
“The Minnesota Credit Union Network looks forward to working with Commerce Commissioner Kelley and thanks former Commissioner Jessica Looman for her service,” said MnCUN President and CEO Mark Cummins. “The Network historically has a strong working relationship with the Department including a shared commitment to promoting financial literacy.”
For the past several years, MnCUN has partnered with the Commerce Department on programs including Financial Capability Month, youth financial literacy, and elder financial abuse prevention and education. Jessica Looman was appointed to serve as Commerce Commissioner in November 2017 by Former Governor Mark Dayton and concluded her service on Friday, Jan. 4.