Guddiga Maamulka


Hal qayb oo ka mid ah Greater Mankato Growth, Inc

Kobaca Mankato, 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. Each business unit’s chair joins this board.

David Krause


Pioneer Bank

David Kim

Vice Chair

Gislason & Hunter LLP

Charlie Whitaker, Past Chair, Taylor
Ben Ellingson, Secretary/Treasurer, Eide Bailly LLP
Samantha Boeck, At Large,ISG
James Hebl, MD,  At-Large, Mayo Clinic Nidaamka Caafimaadka
Wesley  Otto, At-Large, OMG – Otto Media Group / Zanz Mexican Restaurant / Connect Business Magazine
Jennifer Spaude, At-Large, Isgaarsiin isku dhafan
JO Guck Bailey, Sign Pro / JGBailey Media & Communications
Jamie Jacobs, APX Construction Group
Aaron Jones, J. Longs
Dr. Annette Parker,South Central College
Paul Peterson,Dugsiyada Dadweynaha ee Deegaanka Mankato
Christine Powers, Abdo
Liz Ulman,Dotson Iron Castings
Susan Arntz, Ex-Officio, City of Mankato
Kevin McCann, Ex-Officio, Magaalada Waqooyiga Mankato
Dr. Edward Inch, Ex-Officio, Jaamacadda Gobolka Minnesota, Mankato
Gary Koch, Ex-Officio, Chair of GreenSeam,Christensen Farms
Alec Pfeffer, Ex-Officio, Chair of Booqo Mankato, ISG
Jessica Potter, Ex-Officio, Chair of  Iskaashiga Xarunta Magaalada,Bulshada Taariikhda Degmada Blue Earth
Keri Johnson, Ex-Officio, Chair of Isbahaysiga Horumarinta Dhaqaalaha Gobolka / City of St. Peter


Booqo Mankato

Visit Mankato, LLC  is governed by a 15-member board of governors made up of a precise composition of stakeholders representing the tourism industry and marketplace. Visit Mankato’s Mission is to lead the development of the visitor economy in Greater Mankato.

Alec Pfeffer Visit Mankato Vice Chair

Alec Pfeffer



Board of Directors

Matt Atwood

Vice Chair

Atwood Companies

Trisha Duncan, Past Chair, Xcel Tamarta
Roxy Traxler, Secretary/Treasurer, South Central College
David Anderson, At-Large, Courtyard by Marriott Hotel & Event Center
Gerry Burke, At-Large, Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Nate Newhouse, Pioneer Bank – Mankato
Jason Ceminsky, PRO TRAIN Aviation
Kaaren GrabianowskiMinnesota River Builders Association
Daniel Lee, Scheels
Jennifer Moore, Jaamacadda Gobolka Minnesota, Mankato
Beth RohrichQuality 1 Hr. Foto / SPX Sports
Susan Arntz, Ex-Officio, City of Mankato
JO Guck Bailey, Ex-Officio, Sign Pro, JGBailey Media & Communications
Eric Jones, Ex Officio, Xarunta Dhacdada Nidaamka Caafimaadka Mayo Clinic


Iskaashiga Xarunta Magaalada

City Center Partnership, LLC is governed by a board of governors committed to furthering the Partnership’s goal to promote collaboration and foster investment in the City Center to attract and support the growth of a diverse array of business, customers, visitors, and residents to the region.

Max Demars - DeMars Constrution

Max DeMars

Vice Chair

DeMars Construction

Dan White, Aesthetics & Vitality Chair, iSpace Environments
JO Guck Bailey, CityArt Representative, Sign Pro / JGBailey Media & Communications
Scott Danger, Abdo
Jared Koch, Blethen Berens
Kent Stanley, Jaamacadda Gobolka Minnesota, Mankato
Heather Ungerer, Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota
Matt Lassonde,
Ex-Officio, Magaalada Waqooyiga Mankato
Paul Vogel
, Ex-Officio, City of Mankato

Board Members


GreenSeam, LLC is governed by a 18-member board made up of an intentional composition of stakeholders representing the diverse mix of entities within the GreenSeam region (southern Minnesota and northern Iowa). GreenSeam’s vision is to shape the future of agriculture, businesses, and communities in the region and elevate our region as the world-class food and agribusiness epicenter 

Gary Koch


Christensen Farms

Wesley Beck

Vice Chair

Beck Farms

David Krause, Past Chair, Pioneer Bank
Ryan Erickson, Secretary/Treasurer, AGCO Corporation
JO Guck Bailey, At-Large, Sign Pro / JGBailey Media & Communications
Matthew Berger, Gislason & Hunter LLP
Brian Buhr, University of Minnesota
Ben Buie, Crystal Valley Cooperative
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
Patrice Bailey, Ex-Officio, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Tim Penny, Ex-Officio, Southern MN Initiative Foundation