Dr. Ann Hoyt, retired Department Chair of the University of Wisconsin-Madison department of Consumer Science
Vernon and Dr. Hoyt discussed her involvement in the cooperative movement, and her recent appointment to the Group Health Cooperative Board of South Central Wisconsin. Always active in the national food cooperatives, Ann began her 25 year directorship of the annual Consumer Cooperative Management Association (CCMA) in 1988. Her love of teaching led to work in board education and governance, and the launch of an intensive education program for food cooperative managers, the Cooperative Management Institute (CMI). She has trained several thousand cooperative and non-profit directors and managers throughout the country and is the creator of a video-based director training program for cooperatives. Hoyt is the recipient of the 2014 Cooperative Service Award from CCMA and was inducted to the Cooperative Hall of Fame earlier this year, by the Cooperative Development Foundation.