The National Cooperative Bank, which provides financial services to cooperatives around the country, has named Michael Mercer, president and CEO of Georgia Credit Union Affiliates, Duluth, Ga., as 2014 chair, and has named three new board members.


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The new board members include Roger Collins, chairman and CEO of Harps Foods, Springdale, Ark.; Peter Larkin, president and CEO of the National Grocers Association, Arlington, Va.; and David Swanson, a co-op attorney and partner at Dorsey & Whitney, Minneapolis.

The three new directors succeed Al Plamann, retired CEO of Unified Grocers, Los Angeles, who has served on the board for 12 years; Peter Conrad, president of Co-op Central Bank, Boston; and Douglas Wille, CFO for Wakefern Food Corp., Keasbey, N.J.


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