Tune in to WOL 1450 AM tomorrow for Everything Co-op, hosted by Vernon Oakes. In honor of Women’s History Month Vernon interviews Dr. Ann Hoyt, Vernon and Dr. Hoyt will discuss the influence of Women in the cooperative movement, and the role women have played in the areas of the movement that she has worked in.
Hoyt is an internationally known expert on cooperatives, who began her distinguished career in the 1960s as a member of the Berkley Consumer Food Co-op. Her academic interest in cooperatives took root in graduate school at University of California at Davis, where her Master’s Thesis focused on the Consumer Cooperative of Sacramento.
Always active in the national food cooperatives, Ann began her 25 year directorship of the annual Consumer Cooperative Management Association (CCMA) in 1988. Her love of teaching led to work in board education and governance, and the launch of an intensive education program for food cooperative managers, the Cooperative Management Institute (CMI). She has trained several thousand cooperative and non-profit directors and managers throughout the country and is the creator of a video-based director training program for cooperatives. Hoyt is the recipient of the 2014 Cooperative Service Award from CCMA, the Howard Bowers Fund, and was inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame in 2016. Currently Dr. Hoyt is Board President of Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin.
To view the Heroes video of Dr. Hoyt’s involvement in the Cooperative Movement Click Here!