John Engelen, chair of NCBA CLUSA’s Nominations Committee and vice president of Government Affairs for CHS, Inc. announced the results of NCBA CLUSA’s 2020 Board of Directors election this afternoon at the Annual Membership Meeting.
The following individuals were reelected to the board: Cornelius Blanding, Executive Director of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund; Esteban Kelly, Executive Director of the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives; and Karen Zimbelman, Senior Director of Membership and Cooperative Relations at National Co+op Grocers.
NCBA CLUSA welcomes the addition of two new board members this year: Juan Fernandez, Vice President of Governmental Affairs at the Credit Union Association of New Mexico; and Emma Lindberg, Education Director at the National Farmers Union.
NCBA CLUSA executive leadership also took the opportunity this afternoon to recognize and thank a board member who is stepping down this year: Joseph G. Bergeron, president and CEO of the Association of Vermont Credit Unions.
The NCBA CLUSA Board directs and inspires the organization as it deepens the influence and impact cooperatives have in communities in the U.S. and around the world. The board also brings consistent focus to the association’s longer-term impacts, results, purposes and future opportunities to serve the needs of its members.
Thank you to our members for making your voice heard in this year’s election. Your participation is critical in helping to elect leaders who will shape the association’s future impact.