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Greater Mankato Growth Announces New Marketing & Communications Team
(January 9, 2014) MANKATO, MINN. - Greater Mankato Growth (GMG) is excited to announce its new Marketing & Communications team. Amy Linde, has been promoted to Marketing & Communications Director and Amanda Weldon has been hired as the Marketing & Communications Assistant.
In the position of Marketing & Communications Director, Amy Linde will be responsible for providing leadership and execution of all external marketing and communications strategies and tactics in order to provide critical information to businesses, while positively positioning Greater Mankato Growth and the regional marketplace. Amy Linde has been with GMG since 2008 and most recently held the role of Design & Digital Marketing Manager.
As the Marketing & Communications Assistant, Amanda Weldon will play a supportive role in the execution of all marketing & communications initiatives. Weldon recently graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a B.S. in Mass Media. Weldon was previously an intern with GMG and was brought onto staff as a part-time temporary Marketing & Communications Assistant in late 2013.
“Amy’s wealth of organizational experience and growth working as a key asset to the marketing & communications efforts coupled with her proven, productive, and effective performance makes her an ideal fit for the position,” said Jonathan Zierdt, President & CEO of Greater Mankato Growth. “Following a review of more than 40 applicants and candidate interviews, Amanda’s previous experience with GMG provided us an opportunity to see first-hand what she could do for the organization; and her fresh marketing intuition, ability to integrate the multitude of media platforms and a knack for writing makes her a clear choice.”
“I’m confident that this duo will build on our organization’s past successes and propel us even further,” said Zierdt.
About Greater Mankato Growth
Greater Mankato Growth (GMG) is committed to advancing business for a stronger community. As the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization serving the regional marketplace, GMG advances business through: existing business support, new business growth, business promotion, talent development, public affairs, community marketing, visitor attraction and servicing and civic engagement. Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. also includes two LLCs: Visit Mankato, which focuses on visitor attraction and servicing, and the City Center Partnership, LLC, which focuses on development in the City Center.