President Biden Taps Jessica Looman '01 to Lead the U.S. Department of Labor's  Wage and Hour Division

President Biden has nominated Jessica Looman '01 to serve as administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor.

Looman has served as the principal deputy administrator of the Division since Jan. 20, 2021. She previously served as the executive director of the Minnesota State Building and Construction Trades Council, representing 70,000 union construction professionals working in 15 construction trades.

Prior to joining the council, Looman served as commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Commerce. Her work in state government in Minnesota also included seven years with the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, first as assistant commissioner and later as deputy commissioner.

Prior to joining Minnesota state government, Looman spent nearly a decade as general counsel for the Laborers District Council of Minnesota and North Dakota.