Margaret Anderson Kelliher

President/CEO
Minnesota High Tech Association

Margaret Anderson Kelliher has spent her career in public service, but she’s now playing a pivotal role bridging the gap between private-sector needs and public-sector attention and resources. As Minnesota grapples with how to fill a looming STEM-worker shortage, Anderson Kelliher’s extensive knowledge of what the state needs to build a next-generation workforce is critical. The former state Speaker of the House communicates the needs of MHTA’s 350-plus members to government officials and helps build pathways from college to high-tech careers through a state-subsidized internship program. In her role as vice chair of MnSCU’s board of trustees, she’s working on the retool of how the state university system educates the next wave.