Vernon Oakes interviews Dennis Bolling, former President/CEO of Producers Livestock Association, and 2016 Cooperative Hall of Fame Inductee
21 months ago by Vernon_Oakes
Vernon Oakes interviews Dennis Bolling, former President and CEO of Producers Livestock Association, and 2016 Cooperative Hall of Fame Inductee. Vernon and Dennis discuss his experience with the Producers Livestock Association and the importance of integrating training into the cooperative business plan to ensure that all members are knowledgeable of cooperative principles. Dennis Bolling was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Producers Livestock Association in April of 1989, for United Producers, Inc. until his recent retirement in December of 2015. Since his retirement Dennis has continued to provide consultation for the in-house training curriculum. It is clear that cooperatives will always be an integral part of his life. As such, earlier this month Dennis was inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame for the lifelong contributions he has made to the cooperative community. Mr. Bolling has served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the National Livestock Producers Association, worked with the Governor's Task Force on Packer Retention, and chaired the finance panels for the Pork and Beef Strategic Planning projects in Ohio. He was instrumental in the formation of the National Livestock Sheep & Goat Fund in conjunction with USDA and served as the Fund's first chair. He recently completed a multi-year term as chair of the LEAD Program, a 2-year leadership program affiliated with Ohio State. Prior to joining United Producers, Mr. Bolling was an officer with the National Bank for Cooperatives, with responsibilities for regional cooperatives in Ohio.