Board of Directors

Greater Mankato Area United Way is governed by leaders from the community who make up our Board of Directors. These volunteers determine policy and oversee financial and management decisions to ensure our organization operates with the highest standards of integrity.


2024 Board of Directors


Chris Austin, Taylor Corporation - Board Chair

Matthew Atwood, Atwood Companies - Board Vice Chair

Maria Brown, Exclusively Diamonds - Campaign Chair

Jessica Blais, APX Construction GroupCommunity Impact Chair

Wendy Keenan, Abdo - Finance Chair

Alissa BrekkePioneer Bank - Past Campaign Chair


Board Members


Dr. John Benson, Mankato Clinic

Scott Bradley

Eric Boelter, Community Bank

Heidi Boyum, Retired

Angela CasteelFederated Insurance

Silas Danielson, Blethen Berens

Laura Elvebak, Blue Earth County

Erik Hagedorn, West Bank

Victoria Hanson, Mayo Clinic Health System Mankato

Andy Hennis, Consolidated Communications

Tonya Hobbie, Bolton & Menk

Eric Hudspith, Waseca Public Schools

Robert Ihrig, Retired

Sarah Kerich, Amanicare Services Inc

Justin NeumannMankato Public Safety

Kayla Olsen, Stifel

Dr. Annette Parker, South Central College

Paul PetersonMankato Area Public Schools

Steve WeisbeckerLloyd Management