Staff Announcement

Staff Announcement

Cooperative Network is pleased to welcome Kris Ackley and Kristin Olson to the association's team.

Kris Ackley, a development professional with more than 20 years’ experience leading associations, will serve as Membership Development Director in charge of membership attraction and retention.

Kris comes to Cooperative Network from her position as Director of Development for Easter Seals Wisconsin, where she developed and implemented membership strategies for the statewide association. Kris previously served as Special Event Coordinator for Summit Academy in Minneapolis. She formerly served as Director of Donor Relations and Events for the National Credit Union Foundation in Madison. Kris resides in Madison and will begin her duties on October 8th.

Kristin Olson brings her extensive experience in marketing and communications to Cooperative Network as Membership Support and Education Coordinator in charge of membership services, communication and educational programming.

Most recently, Kristin served as Media Relations Manager for World Dairy Expo, where she helped position the industry’s largest trade show as a must-attend event through media and marketing initiatives. Kristin formerly served as the 66th Alice in Dairyland, the premier spokesperson for Wisconsin agriculture. She has extensive cooperative experience and knowledge from her previous position as Dairy Advertising Coordinator for Accelerated Genetics, and from her experience on her family’s dairy farm near Fond du Lac, WI. Kristin lives in Windsor, WI and will begin her duties on October 22nd.

“I am extremely pleased to bring these two experienced and talented professionals to Cooperative Network”, said President and CEO, Daniel Smith. “Our members will benefit greatly from their expertise, work ethic and commitment to the success of our cooperatives.”

Topics: Recognition | Regions: Minnesota, Wisconsin
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