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Board of Directors

All boards across the four business units of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. are currently accepting applications for 2023 - 2026 terms on their respective boards. Applications are accepted through Friday, December 30, 2022 at 5 pm. To view position descriptions and expectations, and to apply, please follow these links:

Greater Mankato Growth, Inc, Visit Mankato, and City Center Partnership Board Applications

GreenSeam Board Applications


Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG) is governed by stakeholders who represent the diverse mix of businesses within the regional marketplace. The GMG Board of Directors volunteer their time and talent to help grow Greater Mankato.


David Krause
Pioneer Bank

David Kim
Vice Chair
Gislason & Hunter LLP

Charlie Whitaker
Past Chair

Ben Ellingson
Eide Bailly LLP

James Hebl, MD
Mayo Clinic Health System

Mayor Najwa Massad
Massad Group
Wesley Otto
OMG – Otto Media Group
Jennifer Spaude
Consolidated Communications

Susan Arntz
City of Mankato

JO Guck Bailey
SignPro/JGBailey Media & Communications

Samantha Boeck

Lisa Cownie

KEYC News Now/Connect Business Magazine

Dr. Mark Dehen
Chair of Regional Economic Development Alliance,
City of North Mankato,
Back To Wellness Clinic

Stephanie BottnerStephanie Drago

Trisha DuncanTrisha Duncan
Chair of Visit Mankato
Xcel Energy
Dr. Cuong Huynh
Discover Chiropractic
Dr. Edward InchDr. Edward Inch
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Keri Johnson
Vice Chair of Regional Economic Development Alliance, City of St. Peter, St. Peter Food Co-op
Gary Koch
Chair of GreenSeam
Christensen Farms
Kevin McCann
City of North Mankato
Dr. Annette Parker
South Central College
Paul Peterson 
Mankato Area Public Schools
Jessica Potter 
Chair of City Center Partnership,
Blue Earth County Historical Society
Liz Ulman
Dotson Iron Castings

Visit Mankato Board of Governors


Trisha Duncan, Chair, Xcel Energy
Alec Pfeffer, Vice Chair, ISG
Matt Atwood, At-Large,Atwood Companies
Nate Newhouse, Secretary/Treasurer, Pioneer Bank - Mankato
JO Guck Bailey, Ex-OfficioSignPro/JGBailey Media & Communications
Susan Arntz, City of Mankato
Lori Benike, Scheels
Gerry Burke, Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Jason Ceminsky, PRO TRAIN Aviation
Kaaren Grabianowski, Minnesota River Builders Association
John Nelson, Mount Kato Ski Area
Mitzi Roberts, Dance Express
Beth RohrichQuality 1 Hr. Foto/SPX Sports
Roxy Traxler, South Central College


City Center Partnership Board of Governors


Jessica Potter, Chair, Blue Earth County Historical Society
Max DeMarsVice Chair, DeMars Construction
Bryan SowersPast Chair
Wes GilbertLivability & Development Chair and Secretary/TreasurerMankato Computer Technology
Dan WhiteAesthetics & Vitality Chair, iSpace Environments
JO Guck Bailey, SignPro/JGBailey Media & Communications
Cate DeBates, Coldwell Banker Commercial Fisher Group
Scott DangerAbdo
Louise DickmeyerChildren's Museum of Southern Minnesota
Stephanie Drago, GMG Board, Taylor Corporation
Justin Ek, Belissimo Paint & Coatings
Tom Frederick Jr.,Pub 500
Lane GravleyTailwind Group
Matt LassondeCity of North Mankato
Daniel LeeScheels
Kent StanleyMinnesota State University, Mankato
Paul Vogel, City of Mankato
Jim Whitlock, Brick House Graphics

GreenSeam Board of Governors


Gary Koch, ChairChristensen Farms
Wesley Beck, Vice Chair, Beck Farms
David Krause, Past Chair, Pioneer Bank
Ryan Erickson, Secretary/Treasurer AGCO Corporation
JO Guck Bailey, Executive Committee, SignPro/JGBailey Media & Communications
Dr. Brenda Flannery, Executive Committee, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Matthew BergerGislason & Hunter LLP 
Brian BuhrUniversity of Minnesota
Marques Doppler, Profinium, Inc.
Laura Drager, ISG
Ryan Dutton, SDN Communications
Chris Fitzloff, Compeer Financial
Jim Heilman, CLA
Terri Jensen, National Land Realty
Wayne Kahler, Kahler Automation
Jerad Michels, Eide Bailly
Kelcey Woods-Nord, South Central College
Tim Penny, Ex-Officio, Southern MN Initiative Foundation
Patrice Bailey, Ex-Officio, Minnesota Department of Agriculture


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