Rita Rassbach

Administrative Coordinator [email protected] 507.344.7275 Rita Rassbach is the administrative coordinator for the Mankato Area Foundation. Prior to her role with the Foundation, Rita worked as an occupational therapist in rehabilitation/mental health, Director of Occupational Therapy, Director of a Regional Council for Persons with Developmental Disabilities and their families, and Interim

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Sammi Spicer

Controller [email protected] 507.344.7910 Sammi Spicer is the controller for the Mankato Area Foundation.  A lifelong resident of Mankato, she graduated from Mankato West High School. After obtaining her Applied Associates of Science degree in Accounting from South Central College, she has more than 14 years of experience. In her spare

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Stacy Wells

Stacy Wells is the Director of Communications for Mankato Area Public Schools. She is a dedicated educator and equity thought leader with various professional experiences, including leadership in the public and private sector, higher education faculty, and consultant. She has over twenty years of training and facilitation experience. Her areas

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Brittany King-Asamoa

Brittany King-Asamoa, a partner of Gislason & Hunter, focuses her practice on labor and employment law and civil litigation. She enjoys helping companies, agribusinesses, and human resource professionals navigate the intricacies of employment law. King-Asamoa takes great pride in her work litigating employment claims and counseling employers on employment laws,

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Jim Heilman

Jim Heilman is an Agribusiness Specialist with CiftonLarsonAllen (CLA), focusing on producers that raise swine, corn, and soybeans.  His experience includes tax planning and compliance, business consulting, succession planning, estate planning, and being a resource so his clients can achieve their long-term goals and objectives. Prior to his time at

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Wade Abed

Wade H. Abed II is Profinium, Inc.’s EVP & Corporate Counsel.  His in-house legal practice at Profinium focuses on banking, trusts and estates, finance, technology, real estate and lending, and brokerage law.  Since 2015, Wade has taught at Minnesota State University, Mankato in the College of Business and the College

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Finance Director

Do you want to join a team dedicated to making life better throughout the Greater Mankato region? Here at the Mankato Area Foundation, we are a team of people who love where we live and love what we do. As a donor-driven community foundation, our purpose has been to improve

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David Wittenberg

David M. Wittenberg is an Associate Vice President/Investments and Financial Advisor with the Conley, Morgan & Wittenberg Group at Stifel.  David is a 1997 graduate of the University of MN with a degree in Economics.  He has held various professional roles in the Greater Mankato region’s financial services industry for

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Sarah Richards

Sarah was born and raised in Mankato, and from an early age wanted to be the first female quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings.  Instead, she spent her college and early professional years in the Twin Cities; and in Florida working as a PGA golf professional and playing on the Futures

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Christina Bohlke

Christina Bohlke is Market President for BankVista Mankato and is an integral part of its senior management team. With nearly two decades of financial services experience, she is dedicated to providing her expertise to small businesses and consumers. Christina earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Minnesota State University,

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