8 in Greater Mankato chosen for 2023 Minnesota Young American Leaders Program

    March 1st, 2023

    Mankato, MN – Eight Greater Mankato residents have been chosen for the 2023 cohort of the Minnesota Young American Leaders Program. Hosted by the Center for Integrative Leadership at the University of Minnesota alongside Harvard Business School and the Itasca Project, this program will teach young leaders about how to work across sectors to help their communities prosper inclusively. This year’s program will be held May 22-24 at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.

    2023 – Mankato Cohort Participants

    • Chris Dalton, City of New Ulm
    • Ashley Eimer, Mankato Area Foundation
    • Laura Koch, Profinium
    • Courtney Kramlinger, City of Mankato
    • Ayan Omar, St. Peter Econ. Dev. Auth./Region Nine Development Commission
    • Claire Richie, Taylor Corporation
    • Colin Scharf, Gold Mine Studios Audio/Visual and Event Production Studio
    • Christi Wilking, Mayo Clinic Health System

    2022 MYALP Representative Nate Olsen said, “Congratulations to the 2023 Mankato MYALP Cohort who will represent Greater Mankato among leaders from across the State of Minnesota! These highly distinguished individuals will collaborate to bring back valuable ideas and perspectives to enhance our community.”

    The Young American Leaders Program originated at Harvard Business School in 2015 with the aim of bringing city-based cohorts of rising leaders from business, government, and non-profit organizations together for three days to increase their knowledge of the state and trajectory of our national and regional economic development, provide tools for cross-sector collaboration, and grow networks of rising leaders who can lead together for public good in the future. In 2019, the Itasca Project partnered with the University of Minnesota’s Center for Integrative Leadership as well as Harvard Business School to hold the first Minnesota Young American Leaders Program at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

    About Greater Mankato Growth

    Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG) is comprised of four business units: Greater Mankato Growth, the regional chamber of commerce and economic development organization; Visit Mankato, the local destination management organization; City Center Partnership, a downtown development organization; and GreenSeam, which utilizes agriculture to build on the region’s extensive agribusiness assets to develop the ag economy.