Temporary Commissioner Roslyn Robertson
Roslyn Robertson is DLI's temporary commissioner. She previously served as deputy commissioner and oversaw the agency operation areas of Apprenticeship, Construction Codes and Licensing, Labor Standards, Occupational Safety and Health, and Workers' Compensation during 2019 to August 2020.
She has more than 30 years of experience working at DLI in a variety of leadership roles and has significant experience in the program areas of Labor Standards, Apprenticeship, OSHA and Construction Codes and Licensing.
Assistant Commissioner Heather McGannon
Heather McGannon is DLI's assistant commissioner of its General Support Division, which includes Financial Services, Human Resources, Projects and Planning, and Research and Statistics. She joined DLI in September 2014 and has served as director of the Projects and Planning unit, responsible for agency innovation projects, grants, continuity planning, continuous improvement and facilities, as well as employment-based programs, such as the PIPELINE Program and the Youth Skills Training Program.
Before her work at DLI, McGannon was in various leadership roles in workforce development within the Minnesota State System at Saint Paul College and Hennepin Technical College for 13 years.
McGannon is a graduate of the University of Minnesota (Bachelor of Science) and St. Mary's University of Minnesota (Master of Management).
Assistant Commissioner Nicole Blissenbach
Nicole Blissenbach is DLI’s Assistant Commissioner for Enforcement and Compliance Strategies and Partnerships. She provides leadership and direction for DLI’s enforcement and compliance strategies and develops strong partnerships with labor law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal levels.
Blissenbach previously worked at Education Minnesota, where she served for nearly 10 years as an attorney representing local unions and educators. Prior to working for Education Minnesota, she worked as an attorney with the law firm of Miller O’Brien Cummins, where she represented individual employees and unions.
Blissenbach is a Minnesota State Bar Association Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist and has represented the Public Employment Relations Board as a board member and as the chairperson.
She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Morris, and earned her law degree from the University of Minnesota.