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.


Bergeron, Joseph G.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Association of Vermont Credit Unions
Colchester, VT 05446
Blanding, Cornelius
Executive Director
Federation of Southern Cooperatives / Land Assistance Fund
East Point, GA 30344
Brodsky, Howard
Co-Chief Executive Officer
CCA Global Partners
Manchester, NH 03101
Carr, Ellis B.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Capital Impact Partners
Arlington, VA 22202
Connealy, Patrick N.
Executive Vice President 
National Cooperative Bank 
Arlington, VA 22202
Crowell, Erbin, 1st Vice Chair
Executive Director
Neighboring Food Coops Association
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370-9764
Decker, Carla
President and Chief Executive Officer
District Government Employees Federal Credit Union
Washington, DC 20009
Engelen, John
Vice President, Government Affairs
CHS, Inc. 
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Fuhrman, Devin
Vice President, Sponsor Relations
Columbus, OH 43215
Garmany, Kim
Director, Membership and Development
College Houses
Austin, TX 78705
Higginbotham, Kevin
Chief Executive Officer
The Evergreen Marketing Group
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Hoyt, Ann
Professor and Chair
Department of Consumer Science
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706
Jacob, Andrew, Chair
Executive Vice President, Regulatory,
  Legislative and Compliance   
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Kelly, Esteban
Executive Director
US Federation of Worker Cooperatives
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Lowery, Martin
Executive Vice President, Member
  and Association Relations
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Arlington, VA 22203-1860
McGeorge, Jerry
Vice President, Corporate Affairs
CROPP Cooperative
LaFarge, WI 54639
Rantala, Lance
Chief Executive Officer
Blue Hawk
Chicago, IL 60613

Roe, Christopher
Senior Vice President, Legislative Affairs
CUNA Mutual Group
Madison, WI 53705
Schneider, Jasper
Vice President, Member Industry
National information Solutions Cooperative
Mandan, ND 58554
Schry, Michelle
Development Manager, Central US
National Co-op Grocers
Madison, WI 53703
Starheim, Gregory J.
Senior Vice President, Business 
  and Industry Development
National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation
Dulles, VA 20166

Swanson, David 
Dorsey & Whitney LLP 
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Theyer, Hans 
Executive Director 
Fairtrade America 
Washington, DC 20005
Tomalin, Jill 
Chief Operating Officer
Credit Union National Association, Inc. 
Madison, WI 53705
Trocha, Deborah
Executive Director
Indiana Cooperative Development Center, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Zimbelman, Karen, 2nd Vice Chair
Director, Membership and Cooperative Relations
National Co-op Grocers
Arcata, CA 95518



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