Appointed September 2018
Andrea Vaubel joined the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) in 2013 and was appointed Deputy Commissioner in September 2018. Her current duties include internal oversight of many core agency functions including Finance and Budget, Human Resources, Communications, Information Technology, Government Affairs, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Data Practices, Diversity and Inclusion, and Legal Affairs.
Prior to her appointment to Deputy Commissioner, Vaubel served as an Assistant Commissioner and as the agency’s Government Affairs Director.
Before coming to the MDA, Vaubel worked for Minnesota Congressman Tim Walz in both Washington, DC and Mankato, Minnesota.
Vaubel hails from Verona, Wisconsin and earned her degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She resides in St. Paul with her husband, two kids, and their cat, Crouton.