Victoria Tigwell

Title / Position: 
Deputy Executive Director

Prior to accepting the position with Senator Coleman, Ms. Tigwell was appointed by Governor Tim Pawlenty to be the first woman to Chair the Metropolitan AirportsCommission in Minneapolis. Her accomplishments were the conversion of the parking ramps to electronic payment systems, improving the financial stability of the Commission, the bidding and subsequent award of the airport concession program, and a study and implementation of recommendations making the reliever airports more financially self-sufficient. She oversaw the introduction of the Vision 2020 design for terminal expansions, the completion of the newest runway, 17/35, and the opening of light rail connecting the airport to the Mall of America and downtown Minneapolis.


She has also founded and served as the CFO of several telecom and technology business ventures in Minnesota and Tasmania, Australia. She developed each of these enterprises from concept to their eventual sale, growing the companies into multi-million-dollar enterprises. After starting a telecom service provider in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, she moved there and served on the Board of Directors of the company until its sale. She has also been an adjunct professor at the Hamline University Graduate School of Business. 


She currently serves on The Georgetown Ministry Center Board and The Potomac River Boathouse Foundation.  She has also served on the Boards of many community organizations including the George Washington University National Athletic Advisory Board, Dodge Nature Center, the St. Paul Police Foundation, the New Life Academy Educational Foundation, and the St. Croix Rowing Club. 


Ms. Tigwell received a B.A. in Business Administration from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA, and an M.B.A. from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN.