John Garry, President & CEO

John oversees all programs and operations of the Development Corporation of Austin. He has had this position since 2007. 

John is the primary contact for Austin with the State of Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development on expansion and marketing projects. He provides ongoing coordination with economic development partners. 

John has a BA from the University of St. Thomas, an MA from the Manhattan College (Riverdale, NY), and an MPA in Nonprofit Management from the University of Minnesota - Humphrey Institute. He is a native of Austin.  


Wendy Anderson, Launch Co-Working Space Manager & Small Business Development Center Consultant

Oversees Launch Co-working Space (, develops programs for local entrepreneurs and is a member of the E1 Initiative. Wendy is an entrepreneur and has considerable experience in marketing and communications. 


Juan Molina, Small Business Development Center Consultant

Juan Molina works as an independent consultant with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) office with the Development Corporation of Austin. He is a tax professional. In his SBDC role, he helps businesses with a variety of needs including business plans, preparing loan applications and setting up accounting systems.


Alice Holst, Executive Administrative Assistant

Alice oversees bookkeeping and administrative duties for DCA. She retired as US Bank Branch Manager in Austin in 2011.