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University of Wisconsin
Center for Cooperatives
230 Taylor Hall
427 Lorch Street
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608-262-3981



The general manager’s principal tasks are planning, reporting to the board of directors, and maintaining good organizational relations. S/He oversees the detailed operations of the cooperative, within the policies established by the board of directors, and recommends changes and additions to the board when necessary. The manager hires, trains, supervises, and decides compensation for employees as well as reviews their performances. The manager is responsible for providing information on the cooperative (financial, operational, strategic) to the board.

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