Swalheim Named Interim CEO
We are pleased to update you on the current CEO transition and process. The Board of Directors has decided to engage with an interim CEO, President to provide guidance and support to the Landmark team during this transition period. We are excited to announce that this person will be Larry Swalheim, former Landmark Services Cooperative CEO.
Larry will take on this temporary assignment interim CEO on a part-time basis starting next Tuesday, October 17th.
Many of you may remember Larry when he served our cooperative from 1987 until 2011 when he retired. When Larry began as CEO back in 1987, Landmark was called the Dane County Farmers Union Cooperative and had a staff of 80 and $25 million in annual sales while serving primarily the Cottage Grove area. Mergers and acquisitions over the two decades that followed lifted annual sales to a record $333 million in 2008 for what we now know as Landmark, with a staff of nearly 400. Since his retirement from Landmark in 2011, Larry has spent his time assisting cooperatives across the Midwest in an interim CEO capacity, and traveling the world teaching cooperative leadership and principles through the U.S. Agency for International Development.
We are excited to invite Larry back to the Landmark family to assist us with achieving our current and future strategic plans, and working with the Board of Directors as they look to begin the search for the next Landmark Services Cooperative CEO, President.
Thank you for your continued support and business during this time of transition.
LSC Board of Directors