Facilitator: David Jennings, Minneapolis Public Schools
...David Jennings COO Minneapolis Public Schools 807 Broadway St. NE
...In January 2002, David Jennings joined the Minneapolis Public Schools as COO – a newly created position under superintendent Carol Johnson.
In this position, he
is responsible for the oversight and management of non-academic school operations for the state's largest district (50,000 students; 8,000 employees; total combined annual budget of $688 million.) Prior to this position, he served as CEO of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce and was commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Commerce as a member of Governor Jesse Ventura's cabinet.
Jennings' professional career also includes several years working as Vice President for Schwan's Sales Enterprises, Inc.
, Executive Director for the Associated Builders & Contractors of Minnesota
, and eight years as a Minnesota State Representative.Serving in the Legislature, Jennings held the positions of Speaker of the House and House Minority Leader.He
represented Martin and Watonwan Counties.
From 1968 to 1972, Jennings
served in the United States Marine Corps
.He graduated with a bachelor of arts from Mankato State University in political science.
Executive Director Minnesota Business Partnership