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2018 Board of Directors

Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. 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 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

Charlie Whitaker
Vice Chair
Taylor Corporation

Todd Loosbrock
Past Chair
U.S. Bank

Chad Surprenant
ISG, Inc.

James Hebl, MD.
Mayo Clinic Health System

David Krause
At-Large, Chair of GreenSeam
Pioneer Bank

Najwa Massad
Massad Group

Marvin Rhodes
Marvin Rhodes

Dr. Sheri Allen
Mankato Area Public Schools

JO Guck Bailey
Chair of Visit Mankato

Jim Beal

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

Stephanie BottnerStephanie Drago
Taylor Corporation
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
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

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


Visit Mankato Board of Governors


Jo Guck Bailey, Chair, Sign Pro
Alissa Brekke, Secretary/Treasurer, Pioneer Bank
Kevin Buisman, At-Large, Minnesota State University, Mankato Athletics
Mike Drummer, At-Large, Drummer Companies
Randy Knutson, At-Large, Knutson + Casey Law/Mankato Mud Run
Andy Wilke, At-Large, River Hills Mall
Gwenn Wolters, At-Large, Rasmussen College
David AndersonCountry Inn & Suites
Curt Van Asten, Mankato Brewery
Matt Atwood, Atwood Companies
Dain Fisher, Bent River Outfitter
Eric JonesVerizon Center
John Nelson, Mount Kato Ski Area
Jessica PotterBlue Earth County Historical Society
Mitzi Roberts, Dance Express
Trisha Duncan, Xcel Energy
Alison ZelmsDeputy City Manager

City Center Partnership Board of Governors


Randy Zellmer, Chair, Stinson Leonard Street LLP
David Jones, Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Betty Ouren, At-Large, MinnStar Bank
Bryan Sowers,
At-LargeU.S. Bank
Stacey Straka,
Kevin Velasquez,
At-LargeBlethen Berens
Stephanie Drago, Taylor Corporation, Taylor Digital
Barb Dorn, YWCA Mankato
Tom Fredrick, JrPub 500
Tony Friesen2 Pins Bakery
Wes GilbertMankato Computer Repair
John HarrensteinCity of North Mankato
Deb NewmanNewman Investments
Christopher PersonMankato Independent Originals
Max DeMarsDeMars Construction
Paul Vogal, City of Mankato
Dan WhiteiSpace 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 Guck Bailey, At-Large, SignPro
Marsha Danielson, At-Large, South Central College
Wesley BeckBeck Farm
Brian BuhrUniversity of Minnesota
Marques DopplerProfinium
Maureen GustafsonGislason & Hunter
Jodie HermerCompeer
Terri JensenNational Land Realty
Wayne KahlerKahler Automation
Matt LessardMBU Technologies
Chad SurprenantISG
Marilyn WellsMinnesota State University, Mankato
Tim Penny, Ex-Officio Non-voting, Southern MN Initiative Foundation


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