The Council for Minnesota of African Heritage will have three new members, including Wayne Doe, a Liberian-American and Vice President for Operations for Voices Magazine. Governor Tim Walz recently made the new appointments to the council to ensure its full capacity to be represented. As Minnesota continues to grow more diverse, Governor Walz’s priority to highlight diversity and inclusion is a manifestation to empower voices that will help shape policies to address issues impacting Minnesotans.
Doe is an experienced leader with over 25 years’ experience working on behalf of people of color, particularly underrepresented immigrant population and creating initiatives to foster growth, development, and policy impact. Doe received several diversity champion recognition during his career with Wells Fargo Bank, serving consecutive terms as chairman of the Minnesota Diversity Council as well as serving on several non-profit board of directors including Center for Youth of African Descent, Urban Ventures and Community Mediation Services. As an Alumni Fellow of the Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute in St Paul, Doe became more determined to tackle broader issues impacting Minnesotans of African Heritage and his appointment to the council could not have come at a better time.
Doe currently works at the Department of Human Services in St Paul and also serves on the board of Think Again MN, Cavalla Foundation, the Liberian Gospel Musician Association (LGMA) and GSMTV. Others appointed by the Governor were Nigerian-American Jude Nnadi of the city of Brooklyn Park and Twauna Mullins of the city of Woodbury.