Jim Santori is retired having served most recently as the director of business development at Greater Mankato Growth. He is an experienced journalist and the former publisher of the Free Press Media as well as other Midwest newspapers. Jim has been involved in numerous area community organizations serving as a founding member of Greater Mankato Growth, Minnesota Newspaper Association Legislative Committee, Visit Mankato, chair of Mankato Area Health Foundation (Mayo Clinic), Mankato Symphony Orchestra, Parks & Greens Spaces Advisory Committee for North Mankato and Rolling Green Lane Homeowners Association. Jim has resided in the Mankato area since 2007 with his wife, Colleen, and has four grown children living all over the U.S. with two grandsons.
Jim currently serves as vice chair of the Mankato Area Foundation Board of Directors. Appointed to the Board in 2014, he also serves as chair of the Granting committee.