Senior Government Affairs Director
John lobbies on behalf of Cooperative Network's member agricultural cooperatives and credit unions. He also coordinates the association's Wisconsin Farm Supply Committee, Dairy Legislative and Regulatory Committee, Wisconsin Farm Credit Legislative Committee, COOP (a Wisconsin political action committee), and Resolutions Committee. John is a former three-term Wisconsin state representative who also served local government on the Milton City Council. He has worked with Cooperative Network since February 1992.
John is a charter member and current chairman of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Agricultural Producer Security Council, where he represents Cooperative Network's dairy and grain member interests. He has served as an appointed director on the board of Badgerland Financial since 2002. He also serves Cooperative Network's farm supply members as part of the Agricultural Chemical Cleanup Council.
John has a master’s degree in public policy and administration from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
John is based in Cooperative Network's Madison office.