Economic Development Corporation

2014 Board of Directors

The Hastings Economic Development Corporation is governed by a board of directors comprised of local leaders from business, industry, education, and government.



Terry Anstine


Bob Fifield

Vice President

Bob Wilson


Elected Directors
Dr. Tyler Adam - Obstetricians & Gynecologists, P.C.
George Anderson - Gessford Machine
Eric Barber - Mary Lanning Healthcare
Sherri Bonifas - Sherri Bonifas CPA
Craig Farley - Thermo King
Dee Haussler - Retired, HEDC
Bob Herbek - Heritage Bank
Todd Kwiecinski - W Design Associates

Institutional Directors (Permanent Seats)
Mayor Vern Powers - City of Hastings
Joe Patterson - City of Hastings
Michael Krings - Hastings City Council
Lee Saathoff - Adams County Board of Supervisors
Marv Schultes - Hastings Utilities
Jeanette Dewalt - Hastings Board of Public Works
Scott Krieger - Hastings Board of Public Works
Bill Hitesman - Central Community College
Don Jackson - Hastings College
Bob Finnigsmier - Hastings Corporation
Tom Hastings - Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce

Past Presidents
Jay Landell - Wells Fargo Bank
Justin Osborne - Industrial Irrigation Services
Duane Kristensen - Chief Ethanol Fuels
William Hermes - Dutton-Lainson Company
Jack Schreiner - Bruckman Rubber
Bob Foote Jr. - Big 'G' Ace Hardware
Pat Mertens - Centennial Plastics
Gale Beirow - Hastings Irrigation Pipe Company
John Farrell - Retired, Wells Fargo Bank
Lavern Franzen - Retired, Central Community College
Jim Guthmann - Kenyon-Ross
Don Hulme - Central Community College Small Business Institute
Bob Poppe - Ruhter Auction & Realty
Ed Schlachter - Retired, Village Pharmacy


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