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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
Dave Glyer Project Coordinator 651-366-3760
Jackie Jiran Project Coordinator
Leif Halverson Project Coordinator 651-366-3786
Hafiz Munir Research Strategy Manager (& Interim Research Implementation Manager) 651-366-3757
Brent Rusco LRRB Research Program Manager 651-366-3767

Contracts and Finance

Name Position Phone
Debbie Sinclair Multi-State Pooled Fund Program Coordinator 651-366-3746
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
Shannon Fiecke Marketing and Communications Manager 651-366-3738
Micaela Resh Communications Specialist 651-366-3792