Head of Job Service North Dakota To Lead Commerce Department

Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed Michelle Kommer to the position

BISMARCK, ND —┬áThe 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.

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