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

Jon Davidshofer, Multi Family Development Director
Jon Davidshofer, has been with the team since 2019. As Grant Administration Director, Jon is responsible for applying for grant funding and monitoring the administration of existing grant programs. Email

Samuel Odeyemi, Multi Family Compliance Officer
Samuel Odeyemi, started with our team in 2018 and is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a Master of Science Degree in Urban and Regional Planning. Email

Housing & Education Programs

James Jones, Housing Manager
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


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


Andrew 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

Jeremy Crafton, Project Manager
Jeremy Crafton started with team in 2019. Jeremy brings six years of remodeling experience. As Project Manager, Jeremy works in GROWTH’s single family rehab programs and ensures compliance. Email

Downtown Management

Erik Hansen, Downtown Ambassador, DARI 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  

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