Pamela Wheelock brings decades of experience in the public, private, and philanthropic sectors. She is no stranger to interim positions: Most recently, in 2019 she stepped in as acting commissioner for the Minnesota Department of Human Services. A dedicated public servant, she also served as commissioner of finance under Governor Jesse Ventura, and deputy mayor and director of planning and economic development for the City of Saint Paul.
From 2017 to 2019, Wheelock led Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity as its chief operating officer. Before that, she held various positions including vice president of university services at the University of Minnesota, interim president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, vice president at the Bush Foundation, and executive vice president and chief financial officer for Minnesota Sports & Entertainment.
In addition, she has been a board member of many organizations, including Rochester’s Destination Medical Center Corporation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, the Minnesota Wild Foundation, and St. Catherine University, where she also served as board chair. She currently chairs the Minnesota Wild Foundation. She holds a master’s in applied economics from Marquette University and a bachelor of arts in history from St. Catherine.