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Ph.D. Student Leiman Named to Commerce Department Post; Will Serve on UGPTI Advisory Council

Posted: Jun 21, 2018

Transportation and Logistics Ph.D. student James Leiman recently accepted a position with the N.D. Department of Commerce. He is the department's senior manager of economic development initiatives. As a member of Commerce's senior leadership team, Leiman will focus on supporting transformational projects and will work directly with teams from the Main Street Initiative, the North Dakota Trade Office, the Economic Development & Finance Division and will lead statewide supply chain and logistics modernization efforts. Leiman will also represent the Department of Commerce on the UGPTI Advisory Council.

A native of New Jersey, Leiman previously served as city administrator in Ada, Minnesota. Leiman was in the Army from 2000 to 2004, where he worked in several roles including intelligence analyst. He is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom. He then went on to lead organizational overhauls to include transitioning the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) away from paper and into a digital operating environment.

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