Golden Growers Cooperative’s Board of Directors
GGC’s Board is comprised of 15 members. One director is elected by members at each annual meeting from each of GGC’s five member districts. Directors serve three-year terms, and may serve a maximum of four, full, three-year terms. Directors’ terms expire on the day of the third annual meeting following their elections.
Immediately following each annual meeting, the Board holds a reorganization meeting. At this meeting, the directors elect a Chairperson, First and Second Vice Chairpersons, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. These five Board officers comprise the co-op’s Executive Committee, and also serve as GGC representatives to the ProGold, LLC, Board of Governors. At its reorganization meeting, the board also elects a first and second alternate to the ProGold board, who fill in whenever a member of the Executive Committee is unable to attend one of the semi-annual ProGold board meetings.
For more information on directors’ responsibilities, obligations and elections, please refer to the Bylaws of Golden Growers Cooperative.
The current Board of Directors:
|Shaun Beauclair, 2nd Vice Chair||Northeast||2008*||2020|
|David Benedict||East Central||2010||2019|
|Mark Harless, Chairman||East Central||218-236-0862||2011||2020|
|Matt Hasbargen, Secretary||Northeast||701-271-9254||2013||2019|
|Scott Jetvig||East Central||218-483-4639||2015||2018|
|Gary “Butch” Jirak||Northeast||2008**||2018|
|Leslie Nesvig, Treasurer||Northwest||701-730-0077||2008**||2018|
|Nicolas Pyle, 1st Vice Chair||Northwest||2010||2019|