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2018 Board of Directors

The 24 member board of directors is made up of a precise composition of stakeholders representing the diverse mix of businesses within the marketplace. Terms are three years and directors may serve for three consecutive terms.

Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. is governed by a 24 member board made up of a precise composition of stakeholders representing the diverse mix of businesses within the marketplace. Thank you to Greater Mankato Growth's Board of Directors for giving of their time and talent to help grow Greater Mankato!

2019 Greater Mankato Growth, Visit Mankato, City Center Partnership Board Application >>

Board of Directors Position Description & Expectations >>

Ron Vetter
Vetter Stone

Todd Loosbrock
Past Chair
U.S. Bank

Chad Surprenant
ISG, Inc.

David Krause
At-Large, Chair of GreenSeam
Pioneer Bank

Najwa Massad
Massad Group
Marvin Rhodes
Marvin Rhodes
KEYC News 12 
Fox 12 Mankato

Charlie Whitaker
Taylor Corporation

Dr. Sheri Allen
Mankato Area Public Schools

JO Guck Bailey
Chair of Visit Mankato
Radio Mankato

Jim Beal

Chair of Regional Economic Development Alliance
City of Eagle Lake
JBeal Real Estate Group

Stephanie BottnerStephanie Drago Bottner
Taylor Corporation
Taylor Digital

Mark Dehen
Vice Chair of Regional Economic Development Alliance
City of North Mankato
Back To Wellness Clinic
Dr. Richard Davenport
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mike Drummer
Drummers Garden Center & Floral
Drummer Companies

Joe Duncan
Bolton & Menk, Inc.

Brian Fowler
Quality 1 Hr. Foto/Sports Pix

James Hebl, MD.
Mayo Clinic Health System
Pat Hentges
City of Mankato

Pam Jagdfeld
Nifty Home Products

Jim Marzolf
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Dr. Annette Parker
South Central College

Jennifer Spaude
Consolidated Communications
Rob Else
Jay Weir
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Randy Zellmer
Chair of City Center Partnership
Stinson Leonard Street LLP

Angela Guentzel
2018 Young Professionals Chair and YP Representative
Guentzel Family Farms


Visit Mankato Board of Governors


JO Guck Bailey
Radio Mankato/Sign Pro
Alissa Brekke
Pioneer Bank
Kevin Buisman
Minnesota State University, Mankato Athletics
Mike Drummer
Drummer Companies
Burt Lyman
Verizon Center
Gwenn Wolters
Rasmussen College
Randy Knutson
Knutson + Casey Law/
Mankato Mud Run
Jessica Potter
Blue Earth County
Historical Society
Dain Fisher
Bent River Outfitter
Mitzi Roberts
Dance Express
Andy Wilke
River Hills Mall
John Nelson
Mount Kato Ski Area
Alison Zelms
Deputy City Manager
Matt Atwood
Atwood Companies
Trisha Rosenfeld
Xcel Energy
Curt Van Asten
Mankato Brewery
David Anderson
Country Inn & Suites

City Center Partnership Board of Governors

Randy Zellmer 
Stinson Leonard Street LLP

David Jones
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Stephanie Drago Bottner
Taylor Corporation
Taylor Digital

Barb Dorn
YWCA Mankato

Tom Fredrick, Jr
Pub 500

Tony Friesen
2 Pins Bakery

Wes Gilbert
Mankato Computer Repair

John Harrenstein 
City of North Mankato

Deb Newman
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota

Betty Ouren
MinnStar Bank

Christopher Person
Mankato Independent Originals

Bryan Sowers
U.S. Bank

Max DeMars
DeMars Construction

Stacey Straka

Kevin Velasquez
Blethen, Gage & Krause, PLLP
Paul Vogel 
City of Mankato

Dan White 
iSpace Environments

Jim Whitlock
Brickhouse Graphics/Business on Belgrade


GreenSeam Board of Governors

David Krause, Chair, Pioneer Bank
Colleen VanBlarcom, Secretary/Treasurer, BAMCO
Jim Marzolf, Past Chair, CliftonLarsonAllen
Gary Koch, Vice Chair, Christensen Farms
JO Bailey, At-Large, Radio Mankato
Marsha Danielson, At-Large, South Central College
Wesley Beck, Beck Farm
Brian Buhr, University of Minnesota
Marques Doppler, Profinium
Maureen Gustafson, Gislason & Hunter
Jodie Hermer, Compeer
Terri Jensen, National Land Realty
Wayne Kahler, Kahler Automation
Matt Lessard, MBU Technologies
Chad Surprenant, ISG
Marilyn Wells, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Tim Penny, Ex-Officio Non-voting, Southern MN Initiative Foundation

The Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Family: Visit Mankato City Center Partnership