MCPA Staff

Executive Director: Jeff Potts 


Jeff Potts was appointed the MCPA's Executive Director on Feb. 1. 2021 following a 29-year career in law enforcement, the final 12 years as the police chief in the city of Bloomington, Minnesota.

Jeff holds a master's degree in police administration from the University of St. Thomas and is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Virginia. He is a past president of the MCPA and former legislative committee co-chair for the association.
Jeff Potts 
Executive Director

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.  

Susan Engel
Finance & Operations Director
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Communications Director: Andy Skoogman


Andy is the former Communications Director at the St. Paul Police Department and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

He has extensive public affairs, marketing and training experience in the law enforcement and public safety sectors at the local, state and federal levels.

He’s been an instructor at Metro State University, the Minnesota BCA Senior Management series and the FBI's Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar. He’s also spent the last 15 years training and advising U.S. military leaders in strategic communications.

Andy’s a former multiple Emmy Award winning journalist and a Minnesota native. He lives in St. Paul, MN with his family.
Andy Skoogman
Communications Director 
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