Economic Development Corporation

2016 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.



Tyler Adam
Obstetricians & Gynocologists, P.C.


George Anderson
Gessford Machine Inc.
Vice President


Scott Sterling
Hastings Ford-Lincoln

Elected Directors
Bob Wilson - Flowserve
Bruce Cutright - Mary Lanning Healthcare
Terry Anstine - Five Points Bank of Hastings
Dee Haussler - Retired, HEDC
Justin Osborne - Industrial Irrigation
Bob Herbek - Heritage Bank
Todd Kwiecinski - W Design Associates
Jessica Meeske - Pediatric Dental Specialists
Jay Landell - Ag Resource Management
Craig Kautz - Hastings Public Schools
Jeanette Dewalt - Board of Public Works
Jeff Kully - Board of Public Works
David Brandt - Dutton-Lainson
Duane Kristensen - Chief Ethanol Fuels
Jessi Hoeft - Pacha Soap
Valerie Bren - Hastings Young Professionals

Institutional Directors (Permanent Seats)
Mayor Vern Powers - City of Hastings
Joe Patterson - City of Hastings
Michael Krings - Hastings City Council
Mike Weeks - Adams County Board
Marv Schultes - Hastings Utilities
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
Terry Anstine - Five Points Bank
Lavern Franzen - Retired, Central Community College
Jim Guthmann - Kenyon-Ross
Don Hulme - Central Community College Small Business Institute
Ed Schlachter - Retired, Village Pharmacy


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