Martin Lowery, NCBA CLUSA board member and Executive Vice President of External Affairs at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), was recently named as a delegate from the Americas region to the International Co-operative Alliance’s (ICA) board. Nominated by NCBA CLUSA, Lowery was one of fifteen directors elected in a highly-contested 31-candidate race held during ICA’s General Assembly in Cape Town, South Africa.
Lowery has been involved in cooperative organizations and activities for over 30 years. His immediate responsibilities from 1972 forward have been with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, the trade association representing almost 1,000 electric cooperatives in the United States.
The International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) is an independent, non-governmental organization established in 1895 to unite, represent and serve co-operatives worldwide. It provides a global voice and forum for knowledge, expertise and coordinated action for and about co-operatives.
NCBA CLUSA is a proud member of the ICA. ICA’s members are international and national cooperative organizations from all sectors of the economy. Its members hail from one hundred countries, representing one billion individuals worldwide.