Vicky’s role with CDS and the Cooperative Network include administrative support and meeting planning; she also works very closely with Senior Housing Cooperatives and helps coordinate the Senior Cooperative Housing Conference held annually in May. She began working for CDS in 2001 with a part-time assignment to the Cooperative Network.
Raised on a corn and soybean farm in north central Iowa, Vicky began her cooperative career in 1985 with Land O’Lakes, a regional farm supply cooperative. She worked with Cenex/Land O’Lakes in Member Services, Public Affairs, and the Communications Department. When Cenex and Harvest States merged, Vicky continued to work in the Cenex Harvest States Corporate Communications and Governmental Affairs department. Her responsibilities included communications to membership and employees, governmental affairs and meeting planning. Vicky loves to work with cooperatives and hopes to make it a lifetime commitment.