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Executive Team

Leslie Ridle, DOA Deputy Commissioner

Leslie's portfolio as Deputy Commissioner at the Department of Administration includes the Divisions of Personnel and Labor Relations, General Services, Motor Vehicles, the Public Defender Agency, Office of Public Advocacy and the Alaska Public Offices Commission.

Leslie started her professional career as an 8th grade English and Social Studies teacher in Eagle River. After teaching, she transitioned to a career in state government with the Alaska Legislature and Governor Tony Knowles.

After the Knowles Administration Leslie moved to Anchorage in 2002 and worked for Mayor Mark Begich. In 2009, she moved to Washington, DC, to work as Deputy Chief of Staff for Senator Mark Begich.

Leslie is a 47-year Alaskan who grew up in Douglas and Anchorage.  She's happy to be back in her hometown and living closer to her mom, brother, and a growing group of nieces and nephews.

Ryan Mitchell-Colgan, DOA Deputy Commissioner

Ryan’s portfolio as Deputy Commissioner includes the Division of Retirement and Benefits, Administrative Services, Risk Management, Office of Administrative Hearings, Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Violent Crimes Compensation Board, and Alaska Public Broadcasting Commission.

Ryan brings years of public service, project management, and organizational leadership experience to his role as Deputy Commissioner. Ryan’s work experience includes serving as President of a medium sized non-profit, a Policy Advisor to Governor Walker, and as a staff person in the Alaska Legislature. Parallel to Ryan’s professional career he studied business management, non-profit management, economics, and political science.

Ryan is a lifelong Alaskan who enjoys the outdoors, travel, and time with his wife, family and friends.

Support Staff

Jodi Jacques, Executive Secretary III

Jodi Jacques serves as the Executive Secretary to the Commissioner.

Jodi comes to the office after working over 10 years for the Alaska Legislature. She has also worked for the Municipality of Anchorage and the University of Alaska. Prior to working in the public sector, Jodi worked in the private sector in the retail industry and abroad as an English teacher in China.

Jodi moved to Alaska in 2005 and enjoys exploring the state with her husband Graham.

Minta Montalbo, Legislative Liaison and Public Information Officer

Minta Montalbo serves as the Legislative Liaison and Public Information Officer for the Department of Administration.

Minta has over 15 years of government experience working for the US Senate, Alaska Legislature, Municipality of Anchorage, and Cook Inlet Tribal Council. She has also worked in the private sector in communications, marketing, and free-lance writing

Minta and her family moved from Anchorage to Juneau in 2014. She enjoys foraging for wild edibles in the rainforest, whale watching on the skiff while husband Todd and sons Tobin and Max fish, and chocolate. Not necessarily in that order.

Chad Medel, Executive Secretary II

Chad Medel serves as the Executive Secretary to the Commissioner.

Chad has worked in both the private and public sector, with his prior experience including working at the Bureau of Vital Statistics for Health and Social Services, owning and operating his own art gallery, becoming a personal banker, and working as a tour guide for multiple tourism agencies throughout Southeast Alaska.

Chad has spent most of his life in Southeast Alaska, his family moving to Ketchikan when he was very young. He has resided in Juneau since the summer of 2007. During a summer job, he fell in love with the area and decided it would be his home.