Kansas Cooperative Council Names Interim President/CEO

The Kansas Cooperative Council, today announced John Strecker, of Colby, as their Interim President/CEO.

"John has had a long and storied career working in cooperatives and his extensive experience makes him the best person to lead the KCC while we search for our next President/CEO," said James Jirak, KCC Board Chairman.

Strecker spent the past 45 years working in cooperatives.  He started his career as a book keeper with the Offerle Co-op and then worked as the Grain Merchandiser at the ten Farmers Co-op in Dighton.  Strecker went on to serve as the Generala Manager for co-ops in Menlo, Kan. and Lakin, Kan. He most recently spent 25 years as the General Manager at the Hi-Plains Co-op in Colby.

"Cooperatives are the lifeblood of many Kansas communities," said Strecker.  "I'm honored to have the opportunity to serve the cooperative community in this role."