Jessica Looman serves as the Executive Director of the Minnesota State Building and Construction Trades Council representing 70,000 union construction professionals working in 15 construction trades throughout the State. Prior to joining the Building Trades, Jessica was appointed by Governor Mark Dayton to serve as Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Commerce. Jessica has also served as the Deputy Commissioner and the Assistant Commissioner for the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry and as General Counsel of the Laborers District Council of Minnesota and North Dakota. Jessica is a graduate of George Washington University (B.A. in political science) and the University of Minnesota Law School (J.D.).