Leadership

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Jeffrey A. Gongoll

Jeffrey A. Gongoll is Stavatti’s Corporate Secretary. Jeff’s professional experience includes leadership positions as President & CEO of the Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce, Chair (President) of the Elk River Economic Development Authority, as Chair of a large expanding public school district, as a leader of a local business/education partnership and chairman of numerous local events and organizations. Additional experience includes over 18 years in commercial and industrial development, project management, property management and business development in the public and private sectors.

This background has afforded Jeff the opportunity to work with municipal and government government officials and gain a working understanding of the project approval process. Jeff has managed projects involving the development of a major grocery store, office/warehouse industrial buildings and commercial/retail facilities in large hub airport terminals. Jeff has also assisted communities in establishing business incubators, local investment/venture capital clubs, and provides management services to start-up businesses assisting in business plan development and financing alternatives.

Jeff has a Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

  • Professional/Community Associations:
  • Elk River Economic Development Authority
  • Mayoral appointment 1988;
  • President 1991 – 1997; 2000 – Present
  • Vice-Chair, Business Park Task Force
  • Chair, City Permit & Review Process Task Force
  • Business Incubator Committee
  • Finance Committee Chair, Elk River Economic Development Strategic Plan
  • Elk River Comprehensive Plan Review Task Force
  • Anoka/Sherburne County Capital Fund Technical & Investment Advisory Committee
  • Minnesota Technology, Inc. Advisory Council
  • Chair, Elk River Area School Board – District 728
  • Coordinator, Education To Employment Partnership
  • Chair, Elk River New Ice Arena Task Force
  • Professional/Community Associations:
  • Rogers Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc.
  • Minnesota Shopping Center Association
  • National Association of Industrial & Office Properties
  • Airport Ground Transportation Association
  • American Association of Airport Executives
  • Economic Development Council of Maine