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 2022 Board of Directors Roster.

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



Keith Gillenwater
EDG of Wabash County
Wabash, IN


1st Vice President / Treasurer

Horton Hobbs IV
The Chamber of Greater Springfield
Springfield, OH


2nd Vice President / Membership Committee Chair

Matt Marshall
Minnkota Power Cooperative
Grand Forks, ND


3rd Vice President / Sponsorship Committee Chair

Brandon Marshall
Wyoming Business Council
Cheyenne, WY


Immediate Past President

Dean Dziedzic
Sioux Falls Development Foundation
Sioux Falls, SD


Secretary / Managing Director

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

Jeff Pipkin
Hoosier Energy
Bloomington, IN


Iowa Directors

John Hall
Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce
Marshalltown, IA

Mark Seckman
Alliant Energy
Cedar Rapids, IA


Kansas Directors

Mickey Fornaro-Dean
Junction City Chamber of Commerce
Junction City, KS

Tim Holverson
Overland Park Chamber of Commerce
Overland Park, KS


Michigan Directors

Valerie Christofferson, EDFP
Consumers Energy
Jackson, MI

Timothy S. Robinson, CEcD, EDFP
Lenawee Now
Adrian, MI


Minnesota Directors

Colleen Eddy
Department of Employment & Economic Development
Saint Paul, MN

Erin Sparks, CEcD
Great River Energy
Maple Grove, MN


Missouri Directors

Astra Ferris
Barton County Chamber of Commerce
Lamar, MO

Cathleen Flournoy
Missouri Partnership
Kansas City, MO


Nebraska Directors

Brook Aken
Omaha Public Power District
Omaha, NE

Nicole Sedlacek, CEcD
Nebraska Public Power District
Oneill, NE


North Dakota Directors


Nathan Schneider, CEcD
Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC
Bismarck, ND


Ohio Directors

Jennifer Klus
City of Dublin Economic Development
Dublin, OH

Paul Brehm
Deerfield Township, Ohio
Deerfield Township, OH



South Dakota Directors

Jesse Fonkert
Sioux Metro Growth Alliance
Sioux Falls, SD

Mike Gray
Sioux Falls Development Foundation
Sioux Falls, SD


Wisconsin Directors

Tina Chitwood
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Milwaukee, WI

Steve Jahn
Momentum West
Eau Claire, 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.