Interview With Incoming MHTA President Margaret Anderson Kelliher

by Lauren Melcher

Margaret Anderson KelliherThe Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA), which serves 300+ high tech member companies statewide, has been searching for a new president since the departure of nine-year president and CEO Kate Rubin in June.  Last week, the organization announced their future leader: technology and jobs advocate Margaret Anderson Kelliher, who will finish her term as Speaker of the House in December. Although her work with the MHTA officially begins in January, she’s already meeting with board and community members to set the direction for her tenure. We spoke with her about the state of Minnesota’s high tech industry, startups, women in technology and
STEM education.

Here are some excerpts from that interview: