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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

JO Guck Bailey
SignPro/JGBailey Media & Communications

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 & FloralDrummer Companies

Joe Duncan
Bolton & Menk, Inc.
Brian Fowler
Quality 1 Hr. Foto/Sports Pix

Pat Hentges
City of Mankato

Jack Kolars
Vice Chair of Regional Economic Development Alliance, Nicollet County, NuStar Realty
Wesley Otto
OMG – Otto Media Group

Dr. Annette Parker
South Central College

Paul Peterson 
Mankato Area Public Schools

Rob Else
Jay Weir
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Rob ElseAndy Wilke
Chair of Visit MankatoRiver Hills Mall

Randy Zellmer
Chair of City Center Partnership
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

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


Visit Mankato Board of Governors


Andy Wilke, ChairRiver Hills Mall
Kevin Buisman
, Vice Chair, Minnesota State University, Mankato Athletics
JO Guck Bailey, Past Chair, Sign Pro/JGBailey Media & Communications
Trisha Duncan, Secretary/TreasurerXcel Energy
Mike Drummer, At-Large, Drummer Companies
Gwenn Wolters, At-LargeSouth Central Service Cooperative
David AndersonCountry Inn & Suites by Radisson, Mankato Hotel and Conference Center
Matt AtwoodAtwood Companies

Dain FisherBent River Outfitter
Carrie FlanaganHilton Garden Inn, Downtown Mankato
Kaaren GrabianowskiChildren's Museum of Southern Minnesota
Eric JonesMankato Civic Center
John Nelson, Mount Kato Ski Area
Nate Newhouse, 
Pioneer Bank - Mankato
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
Bryan Sowers,
At-LargeU.S. Bank
Dan White,
At-Large, iSpace Environments
Kevin Velasquez, At-LargeBlethen Berens
Max DeMars, DeMars Construction
Stephanie Drago, Taylor Corporation
Tony Friesen2 Pins Bakery
Wes GilbertMankato Computer Repair
John HarrensteinCity of North Mankato
Jonathan Kemp, Ardent Mills, LLC
Christopher PersonMankato Independent Originals
Jessica Potter, Blue Earth County Historical Society
Paul Vogal, City of Mankato
Jim Whitlock, Brickhouse Graphics/Business on Belgrade

GreenSeam Board of Governors


David Krause, Chair, Pioneer Bank
Gary Koch, Vice Chair, Christensen Farms
Jim Marzolf,Past Chair, Pipestone Systems
Marques Doppler, Secretary/Treasurer, Profinium
JO Guck Bailey, At-Large, SignPro/JGBailey Media & Communications
Marsha Danielson
, At-Large, South Central College
Wesley BeckBeck Farm
Brian BuhrUniversity of Minnesota
Bobby Fleischman
Minnesota State University, Mankato
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
Colleen VanBlarcomBAMCO
Tim Penny, Ex-Officio Non-voting, Southern MN Initiative Foundation
Andrea Vaubel, Ex-Officio Non-voting, Minnesota Department of Agriculture


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