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Research & Innovation Contacts-


Name Position Phone
Katie Walker Director of Research & Innovation 651-366-3765


Name Position Phone
Marcus Bekele MnDOT Research Program Manager 651-366-3903
Barbara Fraley Project Coordinator 651-366-3771
Dave Glyer Project Coordinator 651-366-3760
Jackie Jiran Project Coordinator 612-505-3935
Hafiz Munir Research Strategy Manager 651-366-3757
Brent Rusco LRRB Research Program Manager 651-366-3767
Kerrie Workman Strategic Projects & Implementation Coordinator 612-616-2074

Contracts and Finance

Name Position Phone
Leif Halverson Multi-State Pooled Fund Program Coordinator 651-366-3786
Matthew Sindt Financial Services Specialist 651-366-3783
Nicole Westadt Contract & Finance Manager 651-366-4270


Name Position Phone
Jim Byerly Librarian 651-366-3739
Sheila Hatchell Library Manager 651-366-3733
Madeline Kuncio Librarian 651-366-3749
Karen Neinstadt Librarian 651-366-3796
Qin Tang Librarian 651-366-3784
Marilee Tuite Librarian 651-366-3797

Marketing and Communications

Name Position Phone
Micaela Resh Marketing and Communications Manager 651-366-3792
Julie Swiler Communications Specialist 651-366-3768