NCBA CLUSA Board of Directors

NCBA CLUSA's Board of Directors sets the strategic direction for the organization. Board members are democratically elected by our membership and can be appointed by the board chair. Board members serve three-year terms.

NCBA CLUSA holds board elections each spring and announces new board members during its annual meeting.

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Andrew Jacob, Chair
Chief Regulatory, Legislative, and   Compliance Officer,
Englewood, CO
Jerry McGeorgeImmediate Past Chair
Vice President of Cooperative Affairs,
Organic Valley Family of Farms
LaFarge, WI
Erbin Crowell, 1st Vice Chair
Executive Director,
Neighboring Food Co-op Association
Shelbourne Falls, MA
Karen Zimbelman, 2nd Vice Chair
Director of Membership and Cooperative Relations,
National Cooperative Grocers Association
Iowa City, Iowa
Helen Godfrey-Smith, Treasurer
President & CEO,
Shreveport Federal Credit Union
Shreveport, LA
Debbie Trocha, Secretary
Executive Director,
Indiana Cooperative
Development Center, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

Joseph Bergeron
Association of Vermont Credit Unions
South Burlington, VT
Cornelius Blanding
Director of Field Operations,
Federation Of Southern Cooperatives
East Point, GA
Howard Brodsky
CCA Global Partners
Manchester, NH
Steve Brookner
National Cooperative Bank, FSB
Washington, DC
Carla Decker
President & CEO,
District Government Employees FCU
Washington, D.C.
John Engelen
Vice President, Government Affairs,
CHS Inc.                                                                              Inver Grove Heights, MN
Kimberly Garmany
Director of Membership & Development,
College Houses
Austin, TX
Kevin Higginbotham
Evergreen Marketing Group
Farmers Branch, Texas
Ann Hoyt
Professor and Department Chair,
University of Wisconsin-Madison,
Department of Consumer Science
Madison, WI
Gregory Starheim
Sr. Vice President,
National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation
Dulles, VA
Esteban Kelly
Co-Executive Director,
US Federation of Worker Co-ops
Philadelphia, PA

Martin Lowery
Executive Vice President, External Affairs,
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Arlington, VA
Jill Tomalin
Deputy Chief of Staff & COO,
Credit Union National Association
Madison, WI
Lance Rantala
Blue Hawk
Chicago, IL
Christopher Roe
Senior Vice President for Legislative Affairs,
CUNA Mutual Group
Madison, WI

Michelle Schry
Central Corridor Development Manager
National Co+op Grocers
Madison, WI

Ellis Carr
President & CEO,
Capital Impact Partners
Arlington, Va
Laura Ambielli
Director of Business Development,
Columbus, OH
David P. Swanson
Dorsey & Whitney
Minneapolis, MN



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