Golden Growers Cooperative’s Board of Directors
Golden Growers Cooperative’s (GGC) Board is comprised of 12 members. The Board will be reduced to 9 members in 2021 pursuant to Bylaws amended on March 29, 2019. Thereafter, at each Annual Meeting, One Director will be elected as an At-Large Director and on Director will be elected from two of GGC’s three 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:
|Mark Harless, Chairperson||North||218-236-0862||2011||2023|
|Matt Hasbargen, Secretary||At-Large||701-271-9254||2013||2022|
|Gary “Butch” Jirak||Central||2008*||2021|
|Brett Johnson, 2nd Vice Chair||Central||2013||2022|
|Leslie Nesvig, Treasurer||South||701-730-0077||2008*||2021|
|Nicolas Pyle, 1st Vice Chair||Central||2010||2022|