Gary Marsden, Board Chairman
It was back in 1973 that Gary Marsden started Marco with Dave Marquardt and derived Marco from their last names. From day one, Gary built the company on the philosophy that it’s not enough to do well, the company also must do good.
Gary is known for his heart and passion for the community, setting an early example for donating time and talent to area causes. As a leader, he set an expectation for Marco to play a constructive role in furthering the progress of the communities we serve.
Gary developed a formal profit sharing program early on and that eventually gave way to Marco becoming one of the first ESOPs in Minnesota in 1989.
Education: University of North Dakota, Bachelor’s in Business Management, 1963; University of St. Thomas, MBA, 1989.
Community Involvement: Board Member of St. Cloud Hospital, CentraCare Healthcare Systems, CentraCare Clinic, University of North Dakota, Minnesota Chamber, St. Cloud Rotary Club, MIV, Atomic Learning, Central Minnesota Community Foundation, and St. Cloud Rain Fund.