Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Mid America EDC Board of Directors is represented by dedicated economic development professionals from all 13 states in the Mid America EDC region. Please CLICK HERE to view/download the 2024 Board of Directors Roster.

If you have an interest in serving on the Mid America EDC board, please email


President1st Vice President /
2nd Vice President /
Committee Chair

Matt Marshall
Minnkota Power Cooperative
Grand Forks, ND

Brandon Marshall
Wyoming Business Council
Cheyenne, WY

Jeff Pipkin
Hoosier Energy
Bloomington, IN

3rd Vice President /
Committee Chair
Past President
Secretary /
Managing Director

Erin Sparks, CEcD
Great River Energy
Maple Grove, MN

Horton Hobbs IV
Greater Springfield Partnership
Springfield, OH

Tracey Hogan
Mid America EDC
Columbus, OH


Illinois Directors

Karl Franzen
City of Rockford
Rockford, IL

Agnes Masnik
Illinois Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
Chicago, IL


Indiana Directors

Clarence Hulse
Economic Development Corporation Michigan City
Michigan City, IN

Anton King
DeKalb County Economic Development Partnership, Inc.
Auburn, IN


Iowa Directors

John Hall
Marshalltown Chamber of Commerce
Marshalltown, IA

Mark Seckman
Marion Economic Development Corporation
Marion, IA


Kansas Directors

Tim Holverson
Overland Park Chamber of Commerce
Overland Park, KS

Brad Reams
Great Plains Development Authority
Parsons, KS


Michigan Directors

Marla Schneider
Greater Muskegon Economic Development
Muskegon, MI




Minnesota Directors

Sarah Swedburg
Bolton & Menk, Inc.
St. Cloud, MN

Eric Van Oss
City of Rosemount
Rosemount, MN


Missouri Directors

Cathleen Flournoy
Missouri Partnership
Kansas City, MO




Nebraska Directors

James Caraway
Omaha Public Power District
Omaha, NE

Shannon Landauer, CEcD
Hastings Chamber of Commerce/
Hastings Economic Development Corporation
Hastings, NE

North Dakota Directors

Richard Garman
ND Department of Commerce
Bismarck, ND

Corry Shevlin
Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corporation
Jamestown, ND


Ohio Directors

Paul Brehm
Deerfield Township, Ohio
Deerfield Township, OH

Jennifer Klus
City of North College Hill
Cincinnati, OH



South Dakota Directors

Mike Gray
Sioux Falls Development Foundation
Sioux Falls, SD

Andrew Nilges
North Sioux City Economic Development Corporation
North Sioux City, SD


Wisconsin Directors

Tina Chitwood
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Milwaukee, WI

Donna Walker
Dairyland Power
Chippewa Falls, WI


Wyoming Directors

Brittany Ashby
Cheyenne, WY

Wendy Lopez
Wyoming Business Council
Cheyenne, WY


Past Presidents

Please CLICK HERE to view/download the list of Mid America EDC Past Presidents.