Co-operative Management Education Co-operative
Our programs are successful in large part due to the support of the Co-operative Management Education Co-operative (CMEC). CMEC was established in 2001 to support the advancement of co-operative management education in partnership with the International Centre for Co-operative Management at Saint Mary’s University. Over sixty co-operatives and credit union organizations from seven countries contribute expertise, advice, and funding that help us deliver our unique co-operative management education and research programs. Our eleven-member board of directors represent co-operatives, education, alumni and individual CMEC members. Membership is open to co-operative organizations, educational institutions and individuals.
CMEC Board of Directors
Marc Duplantie, CMEC Co-Chair, The Co-operators, Canada
Tracey Kliesch, CMEC Co-Chair, Concentra, Canada
Sonja Novkovic, Saint Mary's University, Canada
Tara Williams, CMEASC, Canada
Elvy Del Bianco, Vancity, Canada
Erbin Crowell, Neighboring Food Co-op Association, USA
Fred Freundlich, University of Mondragon/ LANKI, Spain
Jean-Louis Bancel, Individual Member, France
Faye Lageu, Individual Member, UK
For a complete list of CMEC Members, see the CMEC Membership List September 2021.
Download CMEC By-Laws (May 2020).
For more information about what it means to be a CMEC Member, see the CMEC Member Flyer.
See the CMEC Prospective Member Flyer.
“Successful co-ops and credit unions need leadership that understands co-ops! CMEC provides the leadership skills, knowledge, and differentiators that are necessary for member-owned businesses to deepen their value proposition and serve their communities.”
Tracey Kliesch, MMCCU ‘15, I-CUDE, CMEC Board Member, Director Strategic Alliances at Concentra Bank