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Board of Directors

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!

Board of Directors Position Description & Expectations >>

Ron Vetter
Vetter Stone

Todd Loosbrock
Immediate Past Chair
U.S. Bank

Chad Surprenant
ISG, Inc.

Charlie Whitaker
At-Large Officer
Taylor Corporation
Marvin Rhodes
Marvin Rhodes
At-Large Officer
KEYC News 12 
Fox 12 Mankato
Rob Else
Jay Weir
At-Large Officer
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. 

Najwa Massad
At-Large Officer
Massad Group

David Krause
At-Large Officer
Pioneer Bank

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.

Randy Zellmer
Chair of City Center Partnership
Stinson Leonard Street LLP
Brian Fowler
Quality 1 Hr. Foto/Sports Pix

Pat Hentges
City of Mankato

Pam Jagdfeld
Nifty Home Products

James Hebl, MD.
Mayo Clinic Health System

Jim Marzolf
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Dr. Annette Parker
South Central College
Jennifer Spaude
Consolidated Communications

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 Wireless Center
Gwenn Wolters
Rasmussen College
Jessica Potter
Blue Earth County
Historical Society
Randy Knutson
Knutson + Casey Law/
Mankato Mud Run
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 Bottner
Taylor Corporation
Taylor Digital

Barb Dorn
YWCA Mankato

Tom Fredrick Jr
Pub 500

Tony Friesen
Friesen's Family Bakery & Bistro

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

Kyle Smith
Tailwind Group

Stacey Straka

Anna Thill
Visit Mankato
Kevin Velasquez
Blethen, Gage & Krause, PLLP

Paul Vogel 
City of Mankato

Dan White 
iSpace Environments

Jim Whitlock
Brickhouse Graphics/Business on Belgrade
Jonathan G. Zierdt 
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc
The Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Family: Visit Mankato City Center Partnership