Visit Mankato

Board of Directors

Visit Mankato, LLC is governed by a 16-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


2021 Board of Directors


Trisha Duncan

Xcel Energy Center – Chair

Alec Pfeffer

ISG – Vice Chair

Nate Newhouse
Nate Newhouse

Pioneer Bank – Mankato – Secretary/Treasure

Matt Atwood

Atwood Companies – At-Large

JO Guck Bailey

Sign Pro/JGBailey Media & Communications – Ex Officio

David Anderson


Susan Arntz

City of Mankato – Ex Officio

Lori Benike


Gerry Burke

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Jason Ceminsky

PRO TRAIN Aviation

Dain Fisher
Dain Fisher

Bent River Outfitter

Kaaren Grabianowski

Minnesota River Builders Association

Eric Jones

Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center – Ex-Officio

John Nelson
John Nelson

Mount Kato Ski Area

Mitzi Roberts
Mitzi Roberts

Dance Express

Beth Rohrich

Quality 1 Hr. Foto/SPX Sports