Meet the Staff

The Region 5 workforce initiative brings together professionals from a wide range of backgrounds in service of a common goal: To attract and retain talent to our region. We welcome your phone calls or emails. Review the staff pages to find your particular area of interest—or send a general inquiry to a contact below.

Mike Paulus
Executive Director, Cass County Economic Development Corporation

Economic Development

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Sheila Haverkamp
Executive Director, Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corporation

Economic Development

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Sandy Voigt
Regional Business Specialist, Region Five Development Commission

Economic Development

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Mark Hanson
Economic Development Director, West Central Economic Development Alliance

Economic Development

Website

Carol Anderson
Executive Director, Community Development of Morrison County

Economic Development

Website

Rick Utech
Executive Director, Todd County Development Corporation

Economic Development

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Welcome to Region 5 — and The Good Life

Located at the heart of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes, Region 5 is a destination for recreation, industry, and employment.

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