Washington, D.C.—The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives today announced the promotions of two staff members. Marlis Carson, currently NCFC’s vice president for legal, tax, & accounting and general counsel, has been named the organization’s senior vice president and general counsel. Lisa Kelley will retain her title as vice president, and will add the designation of chief of staff for government affairs to her title.
“Both Marlis and Lisa are integral parts of NCFC’s work to represent the business and policy interests of farmer co-ops and defend the Capper-Volstead Act, and I believe that their new titles reflect their key roles within the organization,” said NCFC President & CEO Chuck Conner. “This move will help to strengthen NCFC’s legislative and regulatory affairs structure, a move that is especially important as we prepare to confront a diverse range of issues in the coming year.”
Since 1929, NCFC has been the voice of America’s farmer cooperatives. Our members are regional and national farmer cooperatives, which are in turn composed of nearly 3,000 local farmer cooperatives across the country. NCFC members also include 26 state and regional councils of cooperatives. Farmer cooperatives allow individual farmers the ability to own and lead organizations that are essential for continued competitiveness in both the domestic and international markets.
America’s farmer-owned cooperatives provide a comprehensive array of services for their members. These diverse organizations handle, process and market virtually every type of agricultural commodity. They also provide farmers with access to infrastructure necessary to manufacture, distribute and sell a variety of farm inputs. Additionally, they provide credit and related financial services, including export financing.