WOL’s Everything Coop: This week Vernon interviews Anne Reynolds, Executive Director for the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Cooperatives. Vernon and Ms. Reynolds will discuss initiatives and research the university has supported regarding the creation of new cooperatives.
Anne Reynolds is the Executive Director of the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives. She develops courses, conferences and educational programs at the Center, and has led numerous workshops on board leadership, board roles and responsibilities and strategic planning. Her areas of interest include governance, member loyalty, business structure and innovative uses of the cooperative model.
Ms. Reynolds has worked with cooperatives in all sectors, including agriculture, food, energy, purchasing and worker-owned. She serves on several boards, including The Cooperative Foundation, the Northcountry Cooperative Development Fund, and the Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative.