Head of Job Service North Dakota To Lead Commerce Department
Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed Michelle Kommer to the position
BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Commerce Department has a new leader.
Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed Michelle Kommer to the position, effective January 1.
She succeeds Jay Schuler, who resigned in October over a controversial email about then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Kommer currently serves as labor commissioner and head of Job Service.
Burgum cited her leadership qualities, extensive private-sector experience and commitment to addressing the state’s workforce shortage.