Cooperative Network Re-elects Board of Directors
MADISON, Wis. (November 15, 2012) Cooperative Network, the trade association for Minnesota and Wisconsin cooperative businesses, reelected all directors at its annual meeting Nov. 14 in La Crosse, Wis. Following the annual meeting, the board of directors met and elected board officers. Terri Dallas, Genex Cooperative, Inc. joins the executive committee as the new executive committee member.
“Minnesota and Wisconsin are the two leading cooperative states in the nation and our board of directors reflects the considerable strength, diversity and vitality of our cooperative community,” said Bill Oemichen, Cooperative Network president and CEO. “Our board members truly reflect the cooperative principle of cooperation among cooperatives and they will work hard to advance member-owned businesses in both states.”
Also serving on the 2012-2013 board will be:
- Sam Skemp, Sun Prairie, Wis., general manager of Frontier FS Cooperative, as Cooperative Network board chairman
- Curt Eischens, Minneota, Minn., a grain producer and member of the CHS Inc. board of directors, as Cooperative Network board vice chair
- Bob Topel, Waterloo, Wis., dairy producer and a member of the Foremost Farms USA board of directors, as Cooperative Network board secretary
- Jim Hathaway, Menomonie, Wis., general manager of Dunn Energy Cooperative, as Cooperative Network board treasurer
- Terri Dallas, Shawano, Wis., Vice President of Information and Public Relations at Cooperative Resources International, as a member of the Cooperative Network Executive Committee
- Mike Mulcahey, Waseca, Minn., CHS Inc.
- Tom Hayes, Lafayette, Minn., Brown County Rural Electric Association
- Cheri Gibeaut, Endeavor, Wis., Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative
- Jim Kinzie, Drummond, Wis., Bayfield Electric Cooperative
- Jim Drogue, Sun Prairie, Wis., Wisconsin Credit Union League
- Dave Hischke, Suring, Wis., Oconto Electric Cooperative
- Elaine Eckendorf, Custer, Wis., Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association
- Bob Gadwill, Altoona, Wis., Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association
- Brad Welp, Blue River, Wis., Richland-Grant Telephone Cooperative
- Dan Stoltz, St. Paul, Minn., SPIRE Federal Credit Union
- Mark Berning, St. Michael, Minn., Land O’Lakes, Inc.
- Staci Martin, Mankato, Minn., AgStar Financial Services
- Al Wearing, Madison, Wis., Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
- Greg Sacia, Holmen, Wis., Dairyland Power Cooperative
- Bill Zuhlke, Beaver Dam, Wis., Land O’ Lakes
- Matt Brandrup, Madison, Wis., RESCO, Inc.
- Harlan Lanz, Mankato, Minn., BENCO Electric
- Gregg Westigard, Frederic, Wis., Trade Lake Mutual Insurance Co.
- Kelly Christianson, Roseau, Minn., Northern Resources Cooperative
- Michelle Steien, Black River Falls, Wis., Co-op Credit Union
- Bill Buending, of Gramercy Park Cooperative Northwest in Minneapolis, Minn.