Annette Fritze is an accounting and administrative management specialist with over 20 years of experience. She serves as the grants and contracts professional for the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota and provides general operational support for the HumanFIRST and Intelligent Vehicles Laboratories. Her responsibilities include budget preparation, monitoring, and allocation for sponsored projects along with organizing meetings, travel, and staffing support. Additionally, she serves a supporting role for research staff in requesting and gaining access to information and data sets housed in state agencies. Annette will serve as an Administrative Manager on this project, ensuring that projects are up-to-date, deliverables are being met, and that all staffing and equipment needs are being fulfilled to ensure a high quality research outcome is produced.