New employees

Libby Brandl joined the League as a communications coordinator in the Engagement & Learning Department on June 20. Brandl has 10 years of experience working in communications and marketing in areas ranging from public relations to graphic design. Before joining the League, she was a marketing communications specialist at MacQueen Equipment Group. Brandl holds a bachelor’s degree in English-writing with a minor in advertising from the University of Wisconsin — Whitewater.

Alida Tieberg joined the League as a communications coordinator in the Engagement & Learning Department on June 20. Tieberg previously worked for GovOffice Web Solutions as a digital content and marketing specialist, where her duties included municipal website development and content management, marketing, media experience, and graphic design. She also has experience supporting municipal and congressional campaigns. Tieberg holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and journalism from the University of Minnesota.

Steve Crosby joined the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust as a claims adjuster with the property/casualty claims division on June 20. Crosby has 16 years of claims handling experience with both State Farm and Secura. Most recently, he was a senior property claims adjuster for Secura, handling mostly large personal lines, commercial, and farm claims.

Meghan Gess joined the League as events manager in the Engagement & Learning Department on June 8. She brings to her role 15 years of event management experience, including event execution and logistics, as well as virtual events, online learning and LMS systems, marketing, and speaker management. Most recently, Gess was the events and brand activation manager at Quality Bicycle Products. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology with an emphasis on organizational psychology from Metropolitan State University.

Benjamin Lanari joined the League as a law clerk in the General Counsel’s Office on June 13. He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and psychology from the University of St Thomas. He attended Loyola University Chicago School of Law and now attends St Thomas University School of Law, where he expects to graduate in May 2023. Lanari’s most recent experiences are as a law student practitioner for the Sixth Judicial District Public Defender’s Office and as a law clerk for Honkanen Law Firm S.C. in Virginia, Minnesota.