Vernon Oakes shares an overview of the 2016 Cooperative Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
21 months ago by Vernon_Oakes
Induction into the Cooperative Hall of Fame is the highest honor that the U.S. cooperative community bestows on the extraordinary men and women who have made genuinely heroic contributions in support of the cooperative form of enterprise. This year's inductees are: Dennis Bolling, outgoing president and CEO of United Producers, Inc., who will be interviewed on May 19; Dennis A. Johnson, former president and CEO of the St. Paul Bank for Cooperatives, who will be interviewed on May 26; and Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard, author of "Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice," who was interviewed on February 25. (Click Here for interview) Vernon Oakes shares an overview of the 2016 Cooperative Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and illustrates how the 2016 inductees have integrated cooperative principles into their contributions to the cooperative movement. These cooperative leaders will be recognized at the annual Cooperative Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on the evening of May 4, 2016. In conjunction with the ceremony, a public forum on cooperative development and leadership will be held in the afternoon. This year's theme is The Changing Nature of Work and the Role of Cooperatives.