CEDA Board of Directors Announces Two New Members

Chatfield MN 

The Community and Economic Development Associates (CEDA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of two members to their Board of Directors – Dave Grewe, Senior Vice President/Senior Regional Lender/ SBA Manager, Merchants Bank – Winona, and Elaine Garry, CEO/President, People’s Energy Cooperative, Oronoco, MN.


Mr. Grewe has worked in the financial industry for the past 27 years.   Mr. Grewe’s experience with SBA financing will be a valuable asset to the organization and team members.

Ms. Garry possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Management (emphasis in Finance and Human Resources).  She is also certified as a Senior Human Resource Professional (SPHR).   Ms. Garry’s experience in rural utilities and human resources will also be a valuable asset to CEDA and our team members.


“With the addition of Mr. Grewe and Ms. Garry, the Board of Directors continues to be represented by leaders in many diverse fields including:  finance,  utilities, city administration,  retail,  health care and manufacturing”, states Ron Zeigler, CEO/President of CEDA.  “The Board of Directors is a visionary group that has a passion for improving the lives and economic conditions of those businesses, governments and people that choose to reside in ruralAmerica.”