Alice Roberts-Davis serves as the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Administration. As Commissioner, Alice leads over a dozen administrative service divisions – including the state’s purchasing, real estate property, fleet, risk management, demographic analysis, and continuous improvement services. As a part of Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan’s cabinet, Alice is focused on her commitment to making Minnesota a more equitable and inclusive state.
Prior to her appointment as Commissioner, Alice served the Department of Administration as Assistant Commissioner overseeing the state’s real estate and construction functions. In that role, Alice was responsible $2.5 billion in annual procurement, as well as the Office of Equity in Procurement (OEP) and the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). These offices are focused on creating opportunities for businesses, particularly small businesses owned by women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
Before joining the state of Minnesota, Alice worked for Target Corporation for 12 years in different leadership capacities, including real estate management and compliance. She was responsible for the purchase and development of land across the country, and she led the company’s $1 billion supplier diversity initiative.
Alice considers Elk Grove Village, Illinois her hometown. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she earned a degree in Communications/Journalism, and went on to Florida State University College of Law and earned a Juris Doctor degree.