Marilyn Scholl

tbuen 2018, Consumer Goods & Services, Education 0 Comments

Marilyn Scholl Manager, CDS Consulting Cooperative Marilyn Scholl stepped into the co-op world in 1978 when she took a job in her neighborhood corner grocery store, Gordon Park Cooperative in Milwaukee Wisconsin.  She never stepped out.  Instead, she turned a decade of working in and managing food co-ops into a lifetime of contributions to the cooperative community. In 1987 after …

Rosemary Mahoney

tbuen 2018, Agriculture, Consumer Goods & Services, General, International 0 Comments

Rosemary Mahoney Cooperative Business Consultant Rosemary Mahoney’s 30-year career as a co-op developer began with a post-college job at USDA’s Agriculture Cooperative Service.   Although she grew up on a corn and soybean farm in Monmouth Illinois, where her family belonged to electric, insurance and supply co-ops, Mahoney says it wasn’t until she began her work at USDA that she “completely …

Dr. Ann Hoyt

admin 2015, Consumer Goods & Services, Education

Dr. Ann Hoyt is internationally recognized for her innovative research and contributions to co-op education. Her work, including 29 years as a professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, has had an indelible impact on cooperatives and the cooperative movement. As US food cooperatives were threatened by market encroachment from investor owned grocers, Ann recognized a need for governance education …

Francis L. Lair

admin 2002, Consumer Goods & Services

Inducted: 2002 For more than 40 years, Fran Lair dedicated himself to cooperation. He was instrumental in the creation of Universal Cooperatives and served as its first President and CEO. He continuously extolled the virtues of cooperatives, emphasized the importance of co-ops working together, and encouraged international cooperative trade to levels not previously reached. He served on the board of …

Lloyd and Mary Anderson

admin 1993, Consumer Goods & Services

Lloyd and Mary Anderson Inducted:1993 Lloyd and Mary Anderson are the embodiment of leadership, foresight, and cooperative spirit.In 1938, seeing a need for quality climbing gear at fair prices in the Northwest, the couple formed the Recreational Equipment Cooperative, now knownas REI.In the Co-op’s early years, the Andersons ran the business from their home for no salary.  The basement of …

Leslie E. Woodcock

admin 1980, Consumer Goods & Services

Leslie E. Woodcock (1893 – 1974) Inducted:1980 Leslie E. Woodcock was a founder of Consumers Cooperative Services. He served as a director and officer of his local co-op for nearly 50 years and was general manager of Eastern Cooperatives from 1931 to 1950. He was a director of the Nationwide Insurance Companies from 1939 to 1972, a director and at …

Robert Neptune

admin 1980, Consumer Goods & Services

Robert Neptune Inducted:1980 Robert Neptune graduated from the University of California, where he majored in merchandising and earned a Phi Beta Kappa key in 1936. He started helping with co-op organizations in the San Francisco Bay area, and within a year was manager of Consumers Cooperative Society of Berkeley. After six years he moved on to manage Associated Cooperatives, Inc. …

Mary E. Arnold

admin 1976, Consumer Goods & Services

Mary E. Arnold (1876-1968) Inducted:1976 Prior to 1950, few women had attained executive leadership in cooperatives. One who did was Mary E. Arnold, founder and general manager of Consumers Cooperative Services in New York City. She was a driving force in the organization of Eastern Cooperatives, and was a director of this regional cooperative on two occasions. She served as …