Meet the Team

Brian Hollenback, President & CEO
Brian Hollenback has more than 30 years of experience in the housing development, mortgage lending, and construction finance industries. As President, Brian is responsible for oversight and advancement of DARI, GROWTH, Central States Development Partners, Inc., Limited Liability Corporations, and The District initiatives. Through Brian’s initiatives, Renaissance Rock Island has become a national leader in community-based development and has secured a positive reputation for its ability to develop innovative projects, dynamic events, and business growth, expansion and retention by convening and facilitating work among various community partners. Brian also serves as Executive Director of Bridge Investment Community Development Corporation. Email

Joan Fiame, Assistant to the President & CEO
Joan Fiame joined the team in 2017. As the Assistant to the President, Joan provides executive support in a one-on-one relationship. She serves as the primary point of contact for Brian Hollenback. Email


Fiscal Administration

Cindy Berg, CFO
Cindy Berg joined the team in 2017. As Chief Financial Officers, Cindy works under the direction of the President/CEO and is responsible for all aspects of the financial operations of nearly 20 companies within the organizational structures. Email

Alex Stockwell, Financial Analyst
Alex Stockwell joined the team in 2015. As Financial Analyst, Alex assists with invoicing and financial reporting of GROWTH’s grant programs, along with upkeep of project budgets and expenditures. Alex has an educational background in Accounting and Business Administration (Management, Finance, and MIS) earning his Bachelor of Arts from Augustana College in 2014. Email

Kate Lackey, Accounting Assistant
Kate Lackey joined the team in 2011 and has more than 20 years in accounting experience. As Accounting Assistant, she is responsible for paying all bills efficiently as well as completing other duties in the fiscal department. Email


Grant Administration

Amy Clark, Multi Family Development Director
Amy Clark, has been with the team since 2012 and has 17 years of experience in grant writing and administration. As Grant Administration Director, Amy is responsible for applying for grant funding and monitoring the administration of existing grant programs. Email


Housing & Education Programs

James Jones, Financial Education Coordinator
James Jones joined the team in 2017, bringing more than 10 years of experience in real estate. As the Financial Education Coordinator, he conducts our home-buyer’s class for potential homeowners. He also helps existing homeowners with foreclosure prevention. Email


Administration

Beth Payne, Administration Director
Beth Payne has been with the team since 2010 and has 10 years experience in business administration, marketing, and tourism hospitality. As Administration Director, Beth serves multiple functions including board management, business development, communications, and marketing. Email

Kerry Mangelsdorf, Office & IT Manager
Kerry Mangelsdorf has been with the team since 2010 and has more than 24 years of experience in management and real estate. As Office & IT Manager, Kerry is responsible for managing the office’s day-to-day operations, providing excellent customer service, home buyer intake, technology management, and a variety of other duties. Email


Construction

Andy Fisher, Construction Director
Andy Fisher joined the team in June of 2014. Andy brings more than 20 years experience in the construction industry. As Construction Director, Andy is responsible for GROWTH’s housing and commercial development projects, and implementation of GROWTH’s General Contracting LLC. Email

Ryan Marik, Construction Manager
Ryan Marik has been with team since 2013. Ryan has a degree in construction management and brings six years of construction experience. As Construction Manager, a new title received in 2014, Ryan works in GROWTH’s single family rehab programs and ensures compliance. Email


Community & Member Relations

Sonia Berg, Director of Community & Member Relations
Sonia Berg joined the team in 2017, bringing over 10 years experience in real estate. Sonia drives new membership, growth and partnership within the community. Email


Downtown Management

Erik Reader, Executive Director, Downtown Partnership 
Erik Reader joined the team in 2017. He graduated from Western Illinois University with a Business and Marketing degree. As Executive Director for the new Downtown Partnership, Erik oversees the overall operations and management. Email

Erik Hansen, Downtown Ambassador, Downtown Partnership Email

Scott Hollenback, Downtown Ambassador, Downtown Partnership Email


HOME Base Property Management

Carey Jorgensen, Director of Property Management, HOME Base Property Management

Carey Jorgensen has over 20 years experience in property lease management. As GROWTH’s, Director of Property Management, she is responsible for managing over 700 residential tenants in five communities, and several commercial units owned by GROWTH.  Email  

HOME Base Property Management has their own website and can be reached at www.homebasepm.com.