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Membership Services Committee Chair
Carver County Court Administration
604 East 4th Street
Chaska, MN 55318
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Aaron Williamson was previously the MACM Third Vice President and the Membership Services Committee Chair (2014-2016). Prior to that, he was chair of the First Vice President and the Legislative & Outreach Committee Chair (2012-14). Aaron is the Projects Manager for the Criminal Court Division in Hennepin County. Previous positions with the court include Court Operations Supervisor, Hearing Officer, and Senior Court Clerk. He has worked for the Branch since 2005. He is a Certified Court Executive and is currently in the ICM Fellows Program, graduating in May of 2017. Aaron has participated in the Fourth District's Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) Program, the ELN Graduate Program, and the Management EDGE and Merging Minds Programs though SCAO. Aaron grew up in Rapid City, SD, and moved to Stillwater before starting high school. Aaron studied English and political science at St. Olaf College, where he also sang in the St. Olaf Choir.
Mary Dalbec has been the Carver County Court Administrator since 2017. She joined the Minnesota Judicial Branch, Fourth Judicial District in 2008 as a Criminal Senior Court Clerk. She held various positions within the Fourth District’s criminal division and was promoted to Court Operations Manager in January 2015. Before coming to the branch Mary worked as a Court Clerk for the City of Hazelwood Municipal Court in Missouri and as a Clerk for the Menomonie Police Department in Wisconsin. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, and a minor in Business with a focus in finance and accounting, from Western Illinois University. Mary is an active member of the Minnesota Association for Court Management (MACM) serving on the Education Committee and Membership Services Committee, and was the recipient of the MACM Early Career Excellence Award in 2016. She has participated in the Emerging Leaders Network (ELN), Supervisory Spectrum, Deep Dive, Management EDGE Program, and a mentor for ELN and Merging Minds. Mary became a Certified Court Manager from the National Center for State Courts in June 2017, and is pursuing her Certified Court Executive certification.
Sonja Kruger is the Court Programs Manager for the Fifth Judicial District, a position she has held since May 2017.
She was appointed as the MACM Legislative and Outreach Committee chair in September 2019, filling a vacancy created when Christopher Channing resigned from the position. She became a member of MACM in 2016 and has served on the Legislative and Outreach Committee since then.
Prior to her position as Court Programs Manager, Sonja was the Court Administrator in Cottonwood and Murray counties. Prior to that, she served as a Training and Development Specialist with the Business Education and Support Unit of the SCAO Court Services Division. In addition to these positions, Sonja has also worked as a Senior Court Clerk in Blue Earth County and the Court Business Systems Coordinator for the Fifth Judicial District. She has over 26 years of experience in the Minnesota Judicial Branch.
Sonja has served on many court, county, district, and statewide committees, including Statewide Document Security Oversight Committee, Statewide Treatment Court Liaison Committee, Fifth Judicial District Court Administrative Team, and Fifth Judicial District Change Agent Network.
She is a certified court manager, graduating from the Tier I Court Manager Program and is currently pursuing Certified Court Executive certification. Sonja is a faculty member for the Accountability and Court Performance CMP course, a facilitator for the Development in Action program, and a mentor in the Merging Minds mentorship program.
Sonja has a Bachelor’s Degree from Mankato State University with a double major in Public Administration and Paralegal Studies and a minor in Law Enforcement.
Monica Tschumper has served as the Wright County Court Administrator for the last year and a half. Prior to that she was the Isanti County Court Administrator. A position she held for five years. In total she has worked for the Minnesota Judicial Branch for 23 years. This is Monica’s second term as the Second Vice President and Education Committee Chair and has also served on the Membership Services Committee for the past six years. She is a recent Fellow of the Institute for Court Management.
Kris Cunningham has served as the Chief Deputy in Washington County Court Administration since 2015. Prior to that she served as Administrative Services Manager and Administrative Hearing Officer Supervisor in Washington County, and also as a Court Operations Supervisor in Chisago County. She has worked for the branch for 23 years. Kris has served on the education committee for several years where she has taken the lead on many activities. She has served on various judicial branch statewide committees including weighted caseload and document security. She is a Fellow of the Institute for Court Management.
Vanessa has been a supervisor since 2008. She currently supervises 13 staff covering all divisions. In addition to supervising, Vanessa also processes the informal probate and torrens filings in Goodhue County. She has served as co-chair of the First District Labor Management Committee for the last three years. She also chairs the First District Supervisor and Manager Team meetings. Vanessa recently became a Certified Court Executive in the Institute for Court Management program. In 2014, she was honored with the MACM Early Career Excellence Award. She has served on the MACM Membership Services Committee for the past two years.
Jennifer Miller began her career in the court out of college 14 years ago. She has worked as a Senior Court Clerk, Court Clerk Leadworker, Court Operations Supervisor and now as a Court Operations Manager. For the first 12 years, she worked in the criminal division. For the last two years, she has been in Probate/Mental Health. Learning different case types and diving into the challenges of a specialty division has been extremely rewarding for Jennifer. She also had the opportunity to work on various projects and attend several leaderships programs both local and through SCAO. Jennifer values our organization and is proud to work with many amazing people who are dedicated to public service. She has been a member of MACM since 2010 and has attended the yearly conferences and other MACM events.
David Goeddertz is the accountant for the Ninth Judicial District, a position he has held since September 2009. He has worked for the Judicial Branch since 2004, starting as an accounting officer before moving into his current position. David has participated in the Merging Minds mentoring program and is a graduate of the very first Management EDGE program. David has achieved Certified Court Manager status through the National Center for State Courts, and also serves on MACM's Membership Services Committee.
Annette Fritz is the Court Administrator for Washington County Court Administration, Tenth Judicial District, a position she has held since July 2009.
She was elected President of MACM in 2014. She served as Membership Services chair 2012-2014. Prior to that, she was a member of the Membership Services committee for 10 plus years, serving as co-chair 2009-2011.
Prior to her appointment as the Washington County Court Administrator, Annette was a Manager in the Court Services Division of State Court Administration for two years working with all 87 county court offices and various state agencies on court related projects. Prior to that, she was a supervisor in Olmsted County Court Administration for 18 years. Annette has served on many court, county, and statewide committees and has been involved in several technological and operational initiatives throughout Minnesota. She has over 26 years of experience in the Minnesota Judicial Branch.
Annette serves on the Enterprise Project Review Panel, eCourt committees, past member of the Court Operations Advisory Workgroup (COAW) and is a member of the Washington County Community Corrections Advisory Board.
Annette has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia University. She is a Fellow with the Institute for Court Management, National Center for State Courts.
Susan Love is the Judicial Education Program Manager for the State Court Administrator's Office in Minnesota. She has 20 years of supervisory and management experience in the court system working for the Hennepin County Attorney's Office, Hennepin County Public Defender's Office and the Fourth Judicial District Court. She has managed the Juvenile Court, Civil Filing, Housing Court, Probate/Mental Health Court, Hearing Office and Traffic Violations Bureau divisions in the Fourth Judicial District Court.
Susan has a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership from Bethel University where she graduated with high honors, and attended the Minnesota School of Business for Legal Office Administration. She has served as the President for the Minnesota Association of Court Management, as well as their Education Chair, and Co-Chair of the Fourth Judicial District Employee Appreciation Committee.
Susan is a certified facilitator for Franklin Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity, and Leading at the Speed of Trust. She is also a certified facilitator for Achieve Global, Meyer's Briggs Personality Assessment, and Center for Creative Leadership's 360 Assessment. Susan's work passions are trial court leadership, judicial training and development, employee recognition, and mentoring.
Rhonda Williams is the Accountant for the First Judicial District since 2005. She previously worked for Hormel Employees Credit Union as an accountant. She received her bachelor's degree from Luther College in Decorah, IA. She is married to National Guard Solder, Rick Williams and they have 3 daughters. Rhonda's hobbies include reading, camping, girl scouts, and motorcycle rides with her husband.
Most of Rhonda's current position involves the budget. She is looking forward to a little change of pace with the invoicing and other responsibilities of the MACM Treasurer position.