Visit Mankato
Visit Mankato, LLC is governed by a 17-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.Monthly Board meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month at 8:00 a.m. Eligibility requirements include alignment with an open seat, ability to meet during the regular Board meeting times. The Nominating Committee for Visit Mankato, LLC is currently seeking applicants to fill the following six (6) seats on the Board (beginning March 2021 and ending February 2024).

  • Two (2) governors from the Hospitality Industry, specifically representing a hotel.
  • Three (3) governors from the General Business Community (which may include, but is not limited to, financial services, retail, media and developer)
  • One (1) governor from an organization associated with visitor attraction (which may include attractions, event center, sports/recreation associations, higher education institutions, and arts/culture)
  • One (1) governor At-Large from a

Now accepting nominations for the 2021 Board of Directors Go>

2020 Board of Directors


  • Andy Wilke

    Andy Wilke

    River Hills Mall - Chair Learn More
  • Kevin Buisman

    Kevin Buisman

    Minnesota State University, Mankato - Vice Chair Learn More
  • Trisha Duncan

    Xcel Energy - Secretary/Treasurer Learn More
  • David Anderson

    Country Inn & Suites Learn More
  • Matthew Atwood

    Matt Atwood

    Atwood Companies Learn More
  • Dain Fisher

    Dain Fisher

    Bent River Outfitter Learn More
  • Kaaren Grabianowski

    Kaaren Grabianowski

    Minnesota River Builders Association Learn More
  • Eric Jones

    Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center Learn More
  • John Nelson

    John Nelson

    Mount Kato Ski Area Learn More
  • Nate Newhouse

    Nate Newhouse

    Pioneer Bank - Mankato Learn More
  • Visit Mankato Board Alec Pfeffer

    Alec Pfeffer

    ISG Learn More
  • Mitzi Roberts

    Mitzi Roberts

    Dance Express Learn More
  • Gwenn Wolters (1)

    Gwenn Wolters

    South Central Service Cooperation Learn More
  • Alison Zelms

    Alison Zelms

    Deputy City Manager Learn More