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UWCC Advisory Committee

UWCC Advisory Committee group stands together

Members of the UWCC Advisory Committee play an important role in the strategy and operations of the Center. Since its founding, committee members have provided counsel on the Center's education, outreach and research initiatives. The UWCC Advisory Committee is comprised of cooperative and university leaders. We are grateful for the advice and expertise of its members.

Margaret Bau
Cooperative Development Specialist
USDA Rural Development
Matthew Brandrup
President & CEO
Rural Electric Supply Cooperative
Jim Dell
Chief Executive Officer
Landmark Services Cooperative
Sally Dischler
President & CEO
Heartland Credit Union
Elizabeth Drame
Professor and Consultant
Derute Consulting Cooperative
Anya Firszt
General Manager
Willy Street Co-op
Jeremy Foltz
Professor and Chair
Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Keith Heikes
Chief Executive Officer
Cooperative Resources International
Melissa Hughes (CHAIR)
Chief Mission Officer and General Counsel
Organic Valley
Jaimes Johnson (VICE CHAIR)
Director of Community Partnerships
UW Credit Union
Jeff Lyon
General Manager
FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative
Ronald D. McFall
Stoel Rives LLP
Pam Mehnert
General Manager
Outpost Natural Foods
William Nelson
Board Chair
Ralph K. Morris Foundation
Ole Olson
Isthmus Engineering and Manufacturing
Jay Porter
Chief Executive Officer
Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative
Doug Reinemann
Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
UW- Madison
Daniel Smith
President & CEO
Cooperative Network
Monica White
Assistant Professor
Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and Department of Community & Environmental Sociology
University of Wisconsin-Madison