Gopher State One Call News



Barbara M. Cederberg has been appointed Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Gopher State One Call (GSOC).  In this role Barb assumes primary responsibility over GSOC’s duties pertaining to public safety as the notification center under Minnesota Statutes Chapter §216D.  She will undertake the continuous improvement of systems, practices and communications to ensure the protection of the citizens and underground infrastructure in the State of Minnesota and “own” the safety mantel of GSOC. Barb replaces Loren Fritz who is retiring as interim President. Loren was also a long time Board member of GSOC.

Barb is an experienced executive having held executive leadership roles at Taylor Corporation, Imation and 3M. She has construction related experience in a business development role for a local geothermal company. In all of these roles, she has been a leader and an advocate for safety.

In her new role at GSOC, Barb looks forward to continuing her safety advocacy and enhancing GSOC's services, improving the ease of use of GSOC’s systems and working with excavators, public facility operators and the public to enhance underground safety in Minnesota.        

Barb is a life-long resident of St. Paul Minnesota. She can be reached at 651-681-7307 and on e-mail at