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Board of Directors

Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG) is governed by a 25 member board made up of a precise composition of stakeholders representing the diverse mix of businesses within the marketplace. Thank you to the GMG Board of Directors for giving their time, talent and dedication to help grow Greater Mankato!

Charlie Whitaker
Taylor Corporation

James Hebl, MD.
Vice Chair
Mayo Clinic Health System

Ron Vetter
Past Chair
Vetter Stone

David Krause
Chair of GreenSeam
Pioneer Bank

Najwa Massad
Massad Group

David Kim
Gislason & Hunter LLP

Ben Ellingson
Eide Bailly LLP

Jennifer Spaude
Consolidated Communications

Paul Peterson 
Mankato Area Public Schools

JO Guck Bailey
SignPro/JGBailey Media & Communications

Marilyn Wells
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Mark Dehen
Chair of Regional Economic Development Alliance
City of North Mankato
Back To Wellness Clinic
Stephanie BottnerStephanie Drago
Taylor Corporation
Mike Drummer
Drummers Garden Center & Floral
Drummer Companies

Joe Duncan
Bolton & Menk, Inc.

Brian Fowler
Quality 1 Hr. Foto/Sports Pix

Jessica Hatanpa
Vice Chair of Regional Economic Development AllianceCity of MankatoHatanpa Insurance Agency – State Farm
Pat Hentges
City of Mankato

Wesley Otto
OMG – Otto Media Group

Dr. Annette Parker
South Central College

Kelly Sonnek
2019 Young Professionals Chair and YP Representative
Jack Link's

Rob Else
Jay Weir
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Rob Else
Andy Wilke
Chair of Visit Mankato, River Hills Mall
Randy Zellmer
Chair of City Center Partnership
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.



Board of Directors Position Description & Expectations >>

Visit Mankato Board of Governors


Andy Wilke, Chair, River Hills Mall
JO Guck Bailey, Past Chair, Sign Pro/JGBailey Media & Communications
Kevin Buisman
, Vice Chair, Minnesota State University, Mankato Athletics
Trisha Duncan, Secretary/Treasurer, Xcel Energy
Mike Drummer, At-Large, Drummer Companies
Gwenn Wolters, At-Large, South Central Service Cooperative
David AndersonCountry Inn & Suites by Radisson, Mankato Hotel and Conference Center
Curt Van Asten
Boy Scouts of America
Matt AtwoodAtwood Companies
Carrie Flanagan, Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown Mankato
Dain FisherBent River Outfitter
Kaaren GrabianowskiChildren's Museum of Southern Minnesota
Eric JonesMankato Civic Center
Nate Newhouse, Pioneer Bank - Mankato
John Nelson, Mount Kato Ski Area
Alec PfefferISG
Mitzi Roberts, Dance Express
Alison ZelmsDeputy City Manager

City Center Partnership Board of Governors


Randy Zellmer, Chair, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
David Jones, Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Betty Ouren, At-Large, Landline
Bryan Sowers,
At-LargeU.S. Bank
Dan White, At-Large, 
iSpace Environments
Kevin Velasquez, At-LargeBlethen Berens
Stephanie Drago, Taylor Corporation, Taylor Digital
Tony Friesen2 Pins Bakery
Wes GilbertMankato Computer Repair
John HarrensteinCity of North Mankato
Jonathan Kemp, Ardent Mills, LLC
Jessica Potter, Blue Earth County Historical Society
Christopher Person
Mankato Independent Originals
Max DeMarsDeMars Construction
Paul Vogal, City of Mankato
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 Guck Bailey, At-Large, SignPro/JGBailey Media & Communications
Marsha Danielson
, At-Large, South Central College
Wesley BeckBeck Farm
Brian BuhrUniversity of Minnesota
Marques DopplerProfinium
Brian Fowler, Quality 1 Hr. Foto/Sports Pix
Maureen Gustafson
Gislason & Hunter
Jodie HermerCompeer
Terri JensenNational Land Realty
Wayne KahlerKahler Automation
Matt LessardMBU Technologies
Chad SurprenantISG
Bobby FleischmanMinnesota State University, Mankato
Tim Penny, Ex-Officio Non-voting, Southern MN Initiative Foundation


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