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Economic Development Director

Les joined the MMDC in the fall of 1997. Over the past 23 years, he has witnessed the many changes that time can bring to an organization, such as the MMDC. When he joined the organization, he brought 20 years of banking experience, from both Twin Cities Metro and the Willmar areas, as well as an economics degree from the University of Minnesota. Les leads the Economic Development Department for the MMDC. He also puts his banking background to good use through the administration of the MMDC’s two revolving loan funds. He finds great satisfaction in giving businesses the financial backing they need to make their business dreams a reality.

Les and his wife Staci make their home in Willmar. The couple have four marvelous grandchildren and share our home with a female Aussie-Doodle named Mika. Les enjoys being outdoors, spending time with his grandchildren, taking Mika a walk, and working on small home improvement projects.


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