MANKATO — Joy Leafblad has been hired as the new Mankato Sports Commission director.
“Joy comes to Visit Mankato and the Mankato Sports Commission with tremendous amount of skills and experience, with 20 years in program and event development,” said Anna Thill, president of Visit Mankato, in a statement.
Leafblad has been previously employed as the Mankato Area Family YMCA wellness director, the Morris Regional Fitness Center general manager and the Loyola University Chicago Campus recreation associate director. Most recently, she has served as the Lloyd Management assistant property manager/site manager.
As the Mankato Sports Commission director, Leafblad will focus on raising the profile of Greater Mankato as a sports destination.