Earlier this week GreenStone’s board of directors met at the cooperative’s home office in East Lansing, Michigan. Although a board of directors meeting may not sound like the most exciting thing, it is a vital part of GreenStone’s business. The board meets quarterly to assess the performance of the cooperative and address any issues that need attention. In addition to these face-to-face meetings, the board of directors utilizes technology to stay current on the latest happenings at GreenStone between meetings. GreenStone’s President and CEO, Dave Armstrong, recently took the time to tell me a little bit more about the board of directors and its function within the cooperative.
The GreenStone board is made up of 16 members. Fourteen of those members are elected by you – our customers – and two members who are appointed. Each of these members brings a unique perspective to the boardroom and provides thoughtful insight to help govern the cooperative. In addition to overseeing the cooperative’s policy and rules, the board also serves as Dave’s “boss.” Even though he jokes about having 16 bosses, Dave recognizes that the board and executive management team at GreenStone really function as a team.
I will be sitting down with Dave again soon! If you have topics you would like to hear from Dave on, leave comments in the section below or connect with us on our Facebook page!