Ms. Deckert has over fifteen years of experience working in both the public and private sector in
economic development, planning and marketing capacities. She has worked extensively with HRAs, EDAs, Port Authorities, City Councils and County Boards, in policy, fund management, and project management.

Prior to being appointed as Executive Director of Greater Fergus Falls, Ms. Deckert was President of Decklan Group, an economic development and government relations consulting firm. She also served as Director of Economic Development for the city of Elk River from 2010 –
2012. Ms. Deckert is a well-respected member of the economic development community and served on the Board of Directors of the Economic Development Association of MN. She was also one of four inaugural Initiative Foundation Initiator Fellows and is regularly appointed to various
other professional and community Boards and panels.

Away from the office, Annie enjoys spending time with her family, visiting local craft breweries, and spoiling her family’s yellow lab, Gravy.