Strategy Working Group

The initial members of the ‘Transforming Tomorrow Together – Greater Mankato 2040’ Strategy Working Group are regional leaders representing different voices in the Greater Mankato region.

The Strategy Working Group Members include:

  • Susan Arntz, City Manager, City of Mankato
  • Mike Fischer, Community Development Director, City of North Mankato
  • David Krause, Chief Executive Officer, Pioneer Bank
  • Nancy Zallek, President & Chief Executive Officer, Mankato Area Foundation
  • Melissa Bradley, Owner / General Manager, Snell Motors
  • Edward Inch, President, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Randy Farrow, Chief Executive Officer Mankato Clinic
  • Dr. Annette Parker, President, South Central College
  • Bryan Sowers, Former Community Bank President & Regional Business Banking Manager, U.S. Bank
  • Liz Ulman, Vice President, Dotson Iron Castings
  • Sam Ziegler, Director, GreenSeam
  • Annie Priebe, Vice President / Director of Operations – Mankato Office, Federated Insurance
  • Sophia Hoiseth, Marketing & Development Coordinator, Mankato YMCA

Why is the Visioning Process important for the Greater Mankato region,
and why are you excited to be a part of it?


Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG) is leading this initiative. They are partnering with the consultancy firm of Future iQ to develop a new vision for the Greater Mankato region.

John Kind, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
Phone: 507-385-6645

David Beurle Chief Executive Officer
Future iQ
Phone: 612-757-9190