Dayton taps New Yorker for cabinet post

Gov. Mark Dayton has hired a commissioner to run the state Department of Administrtaion.

Dayton announced today the appointment of Spencer Cronk to the cabinet post. Cronk previously worked as

Executive Director of Organizational Development and Senior Advisor for the Department of Small Business Services for the City of New York. He worked in the administrtaion of Mayor Michael Bloomberg to streamline and reorganize city services and built a track record around performance improvement, data-driven decision-making and finding efficiencies in large organizations.

“Spencer is a talented leader who has demonstrated his ability to get results in large, complex public sector organizations,” Dayton said in a news release. “He brings great energy and experience to my administration. I welcome him as key player in our administration’s efforts to make state government work better for people.”

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