Our Team

The Executive Board is LIUNA Minnesota and North Dakota's supreme governing body. Officers and members include  Joel Smith (President/Business Manager), Joe Fowler (Vice President), Dan Olson (Secretary/Treasurer), and Dan Brady, Shawn Braford, AJ Lange, and Sheldon Steele. 

Joel Smith

President and Business Manager 

Email

651-653-9776

Ben Weideman

Facilities Manager & Council Representative 

Email

715-441-2430

Kris Fredson

Director of Public Affairs 

Email

651-235-4459

Liz Xiong

Communications Director & Political Coordinator

Email

612-393-0706

John Thorson

Legislative Director & Political Coordinator

Email

651-755-2734

Pam Trhlik 

Business Development & Governmental Relations Director – North Dakota

Email

701-425-7085

Sara Nohrenberg

Office Manager & Bookkeeper

Katie Johnson

Executive Assistant

Kevin Pranis

Marketing Manager of Great Lakes Regional Organizing Committee (GROC) 

Email

612-224-6464

Lucas Franco

Research Manager of Great Lakes Regional Organizing Committee (GROC)

Email

612-850-8755

LIUNA Minnesota and North Dakota Main Office
81 Little Canada Rd E, St Paul, MN 55117