The team DDA Human Resources, Inc. has assembled to assist you is made up of highly experienced public sector human resource professionals. This group is eager to serve and takes great pride in helping advance the mission of human resources on a statewide basis.
Melanie Ault brings over 20 years of experience leading Minnesota county human resources and labor relations operations with additional experience at the city, regional, and state levels. You might recognize her by her passion for examining pending legislation and its ramifications for the public sector. Melanie holds BA, MAPA, and JD degrees, with further education in public administration. She is an avid supporter of professional organizations, serving on the state and national levels. She loves making new connections and looks forward to helping you find answers and ideas.
Melanie will be the primary response person for the AMC program.
Kerie Anderka is passionate about strengthening and building up communities through excellence in local government service. Kerie has over 15 years of human resources leadership experience, including 10 years in county government and labor relations. Her work overseeing a full array of county human resource services has been marked with innovative problem solving, positive organizational culture change, strategic planning, and building strong relationships and communications to partner with local government leaders in reaching organizational goals. She holds a BA in both philosophy and Spanish, relishes the nuances of English while drafting union contract provisions, and loves to ponder a good question in either language.
Kerie works for Carver County and assists with the AMC program on a part time basis.
Kristin Hack has 20 years of experience in human resources and labor relations, including 12 years of applicable public sector human resources and labor relations experience. Kristin is an innovative HR practitioner and excels at researching and applying human resource principles and best-practice solutions to complex human resource issues. Kristin holds a BS in Communication and Public Relations. Kristin is also SPHR and SHRM-SCP certified. Kristin is one of our AMC Human Resources Technical Assistance Program staff.
Kristin works for Carver County and assists with the AMC program on a part time basis.
Gary leads the Human Resources Division and heads the executive search and organizational analysis services. Since joining DDA in 2013, he has provided human resource management services, executive searches, organizational studies and management support. Gary has conducted over 70 executive searches and assisted with dozens of organizational related projects.
Prior to joining DDA Gary worked his way up the county government ladder, rising from social worker to social services director, and culminating with 11 years as Rice County's Administrator where he managed 16 departments with 350 employees and an annual budget of $50 million. This included organizational oversight of the human resources function for the County.
Gary is the overall project lead for the AMC program.