Safety Program Staff

Dan Berg, Senior Safety Consultant

Dan Bergemail: dberg@mnta.org
phone: 651-288-3725
cell: 612-219-4503

Dan Berg is the Lead Safety Consultant for the Minnesota Telecom Alliance’s Safety Program. He is responsible for the implementation of the program that provides complete loss control services; including safety training, development of safety policies and practices, consultation and assistance in the management of safety and health issues, and a wide range of other safety related services for over 40 independent telecommunications carriers and contractors in Minnesota and Iowa.

Mr. Berg has a Masters of Science degree in Safety Management from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He began his career as the first Safety Director for the MTA in 1983. Prior to returning to the MTA in 2007 he served in a supervisory position with a Minnesota-based telecommunications company. Personally, he is married to wife Nancy. Together they have two children.


Chris Swanson, Safety Consultant

Chris Swansonemail: cswanson@mnta.org
cell: 612-219-4504

Chris Swanson is one of four Safety Consultants currently working for the Minnesota Telecom Alliance. She is responsible for the implementation of the program that provides complete loss control services; including safety training, development of safety policies and practices, consultation and assistance in the management of safety and health issues, along with a wide range of other safety related services for 40 plus independent telecommunication carriers in Minnesota, Iowa South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Chris has her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Concordia-St. Paul. Prior to joining MTA Chris has held several positions where she delivered training in formal and informal settings. She has a passion for education. Her past positions have included Director of Member Services and Director of Membership for Ewald Consulting. Chris has also held several positons at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota which included supervisor for administrative staff, lead trainer and technical support for an electronic patient tracking system in the Emergency Department and lead trainer for a computerized staffing and scheduling system.


Jeff Ulmen, Senior Safety Consultant

Jeff Ulmenemail: julmen@mnta.org
phone: 651-288-3726
cell: 612-219-4500

Jeff Ulmen is one of four Safety Consultants currently working for the Minnesota Telecom Alliance. He is responsible for the implementation of the program that provides complete loss control services; including safety training, development of safety policies and practices, consultation and assistance in the management of safety and health issues, along with a wide range of other safety related services for 40 plus independent telecommunication carriers in Minnesota, Iowa South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Jeff has a Masters of Management degree from the University of Phoenix. Prior to joining MTA Jeff served over 25 years in the military and as a military contractor where he gained a variety of safety certifications, developed and conducted training, and gained practical safety experience. Personally Jeff and his wife Tammy live in Madelia, Minnesota and have two sons in college.


Aaron Wilfahrt, Safety Consultant

Aaron Wilfahrtemail: awilfahrt@mnta.org

Aaron Wilfahrt is one of four Safety Consultants currently working for the Minnesota Telecom Alliance. He is responsible for the implementation of the program that provides complete loss control services; including safety training, development of safety policies and practices, consultation and assistance in the management of safety and health issues, along with a wide range of other safety related services for 40 plus independent telecommunication carriers in Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Aaron has completed the Occupational Safety and Health Professional certificate program through OSHAcademy. Prior to joining MTA Aaron served over 20 years in the military and currently Assistant Fire Chief for New Ulm Fire Department where he gained a variety of safety certifications, understanding of OSHA regulations, developed and conducted training, and gained safety experience. Personally, Aaron and his wife Jill live in New Ulm, Minnesota and have one son and two daughters.

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