Daniel Lightfoot joined the League on Dec. 10 as an Intergovernmental Relations Representative. His background includes working as the government affairs manager for the American Dental Association and before that, as a public policy advisor for the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels in Washington, D.C. At Faegre, Lightfoot worked with several city clients, including the City of Minneapolis. He attended the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, where he completed rigorous coursework in European Government, German language, and European history. He also met with European Union and U.S. Government officials in 10 different European Union countries. Lightfoot later attended the University of Minnesota, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science.
Adriana Temali-Smith joined the League on Nov. 26 as education manager, a newly created position in the Engagement and Learning Department. Adriana is passionate about public service and education. Her prior experience includes working as the diversity and employee development administrator for Dakota County, and as the diversity and development advisor at Midkent College in the United Kingdom. She has developed and managed classroom-based and online training content and coordinated with subject matter experts in education on innovative learning topics, including flipped classrooms and brain-friendly learning. Temali-Smith has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and ethnic studies from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in human resources from Canterbury Christchurch University (UK). She also has an advanced diploma in human resources management and in management and leadership.