Greater Mankato Growth announces Della Schmidt as President & CEO

Greater Mankato Growth has announced the appointment of Della Schmidt as the President and CEO of the organization.

Schmidt has more than three decades of experience leading chamber, economic and workforce development, and regional partnership organizations and initiatives in southern Minnesota and southeastern Iowa.

For the last five years, Schmidt has served as the President and CEO of the Greater Burlington Partnership.  Before that, she led the Winona Chamber of Commerce for 16 years and also served as president of the Carlton County Chamber and the President of the St. Peter Area Chamber.

“We are thrilled to welcome Della Schmidt, a dynamic leader who has a track record of success with chamber and economic development initiatives, as GMG’s new President and CEO,” said David Krause, chair of the Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Board of Directors.

“I am thrilled to be joining GMG and returning to a community that has always held a special place in my heart,” commented Della Schmidt. “Assuming the role of President and CEO at Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. presents a remarkable opportunity for me to leverage my skills and expertise to further propel Greater Mankato Growth’s mission and advance the economic success in the region.”

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