David Purscell, Chair
Steele County IT Director
Dave Purscell has been working in technology and communications for more than 37 years. His experience includes domestic and international corporations, IT consulting, and now local government where he currently serves as IT Director for Steele County. He also serves on the MNCITLA Legislative Policy Committee.
Dave is an accomplished public speaker on a wide variety of subjects including aviation, information technology, cyber-security, and even severe weather. Regardless of the subject matter, he has frequently been recognized for his ability to explain complex concepts in simple terms – prompting not just understanding but action.
Susan Vreeland, Vice Chair
Anoka County IT Director
Ryan Findell, Secretary
Pine County IT Manager
Ryan Findell is the IT Manger for Pine County. He has a B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth in Communications. He believes in empowering people through technology. Helping people become more confident in today’s ever changing technological landscape. He has been with Pine County since 2012 and has been the IT Manager for 5 years.
Jason Lenz, Treasurer
Lyon County IT Director
Leah Patton, Executive Director
Leah is a proud fifth generation Minnesotan with a background in public policy and strategic messaging. After spending four years in the Minnesota House of Representatives as a staffer working with legislators and local governments, she completed her Master’s Degree at Trinity College Dublin. As Executive Director for our association, she is so pleased to provide professional opportunities and training for our members, and to advocate for our policy priorities at the Capitol.