MCPA Staff

Finance & Operations Director:  Susan Engel

Susan Engel oversees the day-to-day operations of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, including developing and managing budgets and timelines for projects, initiatives and trainings.  She joined the MCPA in 2014 as Finance Manager and added the operations role in 2017.

Susan started her finance career on Wall Street in the 1990s and, in more recent years, has worked with smaller, more entrepreneurial organizations in both the private and nonprofit sectors, in the US and Canada. 


 Contact info:
Susan Engel
Finance & Operations Director
[email protected]

Professional Development Director: Bob Jacobson

Retired New Brighton Public Safety Director Bob Jacobson has joined the MCPA as the new professional development director. One of his first duties will be implementing the Association's Peer Support System.

Bob will also oversee the Advanced CLEO and Command Academy and co-chair the ETI committee. He'll work to ensure the Association's traditional academies, CLEO and Command and Leadership, remain timely and relevant.

During his time as public safety director, Bob was an active member of the Association, serving on the board and as president. 

Contact info:
Bob Jacobson
Professional Development Director

[email protected]

Communications Director: Andrew Wittenborg

Andrew Wittenborg is the newest member of the MCPA having joined the association in September.  Andrew is a veteran public affairs strategist and experienced fundraiser who most recently led many of the Minnesota High Tech Association's initiatives, including member relations and talent development as well as events and conferences.

Prior to joining MHTA, he was a director of public affairs at the Minnesota House of Representatives.  Andrew also worked in digital and broadcast media management at WCCO and KSTP.

Contact info:
Andrew Wittenborg
Communications Director
[email protected]