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2020 Cooperative Issues Forum

The Cooperative Issues Forum highlights the vital issues of the day. Held in conjunction with the Cooperative Hall of Fame, the Issues forum features cooperative leaders and thinkers. 


2020 Cooperative Issues Forum

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

1:30pm - 5:00pm

National Press Club

529 14th St NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

2019 Cooperative Issues Forum

1:30 PM - 3:15 PM
ABCs of Cooperative Impact


Keynote Presentations

Measuring Cooperative Impact, Brett Theodos, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute

Telling Our Stories of Impact, Margaret Lund, Principal, Coopera Co

Panel Discussion

Moderated by Brett Theodos and Margaret Lund

  • Jerry McGeorge, Vice President of Cooperative Affairs, Organic Valley, LaFarge, WI

  • Mike Keyser, CEO, BARC Electric Cooperative, Millboro, VA

  • Paul Bradley, President, ROC USA, Concord, NH

  • Carla Decker, President & CEO, DC Credit Union, Washington, DC

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Ballroom Foyer
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
2019 Hall of Fame Inductees Panel

A casual conversation with the 2019 Cooperative Hall of Fame inductees about their lives and careers in cooperatives. The behind the scenes stories untold in the induction videos. 



Doug O'Brien, President & CEO, NCBA CLUSA




Terry Appleby

Richard Ensweiler

Anne Reynolds

Richard Stammer



2019 Cooperative Issues Forum Videos

ABCs of Cooperative Impact
2019 Hall of Fame Inductee Panel