DEED Announces New CareerForce Director
Tuesday, January 23, 2024
St. Paul – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has named Jeanna Fortney as its next CareerForce Director, a key leader in the Agency's Workforce Development Division. Fortney will have administrative and operational oversight of more than 50 CareerForce locations across Minnesota, and will work in partnership with the 16 local workforce development boards.
Previously, Fortney was executive director of the Minnesota Association of Workforce Development Boards, where she led the overall strategic and operational work for the association, which represents Minnesota's 16 local workforce development boards. Before that, she was a CareerForce Integration Project Manager at DEED, during which time she led the rebranding of Minnesota's workforce system as CareerForce, facilitated engagement with stakeholders, and coordinated public outreach.