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elburn cooperative announces change in leadership

SYCAMORE, Ill., MAY 19, 2015 — Elburn Cooperative Company has announced that John Husk has resigned his position as General Manager and CEO to pursue other endeavors.

Over the past 10 years, Elburn Cooperative has had tremendous growth and success under John’s leadership. “The Elburn Cooperative Board of Directors would like to thank John Husk for over 11 years of service,” said Tracy Jones, Chairman of the Board. “During John’s tenure, both the company and the industry have grown dramatically. The company is strongly positioned for future success and we wish him well.”

The Board is pleased to announce that Phil Farrell, the current Vice President and head of Grain Merchandising, will lead the company as President and General Manager effective immediately on a permanent basis. “Phil has been key to the success and growth of the company since he started 15 years ago as the Head Grain Merchandiser,” Jones noted. “Phil has gained the respect of his peers in the industry for not only his work with Elburn Cooperative and putting the company on the map in the grain export business, but also for his work with the Illinois Grain and Feed Association. The Board is pleased to have someone with Phil’s knowledge and experience ready to step in and lead the company.”

The Board also announced that Chief Financial Officer, Tom Knief, will be promoted to Vice President of Elburn Cooperative. Jones added, “Tom will continue as the CFO while his role is expanded to include the title of Vice President so that we can fully utilize the skills that Tom possesses.” Dale Dykstra will remain as Secretary and Treasurer of the Company.

The Board of Directors looks forward to the company continuing to focus on serving its patrons and is excited to work with Phil and Tom and Dale as the corporate officers in guiding Elburn Cooperative for the benefit of our patron owners.

For more information, please contact Keena Lykins with Martinez Creative Group at 312-799-0106

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