Jack Kear

Position title: Communications and Events Associate

Email: kear@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 265-0446

230 Taylor Hall, 427 Lorch Street,

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Jack joined the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives in 2019 and serves as the Communications & Events Associate. Jack assists Center staff in planning and executing the UWCC’s national conferences, CCMA, the Farmer Cooperatives Conference, and other Center outreach and organizing activities.

Jack’s planning skills were honed with Madison grocery cooperative, Willy Street Co-op, where he has served as the Event Planner for eleven years. Jack earned a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Temple University-Japan where he worked as the Coordinator for International Teachers with the Ministry of Education for four years. He enjoys bringing diverse groups of people together for learning and networking opportunities.

Outside the Center, Jack is in deep with Madison’s fantastic food and cocktail culture, recentering his chi in hot yoga, or spending time with his Wheaten terrier, Harry.