Letter from Leadership - Brody - December 2018
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Posted by: Lauren Brey
By Brody Stapel, Edge board president
A wise friend often reminds me, “In order for leadership to succeed, it must serve.”
Edge's focus on serving our members’ needs, adding value to our businesses and giving dairymen and women an opportunity to speak about the real issues we face is propelling the co-op to an expanded credibility and influence in the dairy community.
It has been an honor to serve as your board president these past nine months. Just last January, I was anticipating the opportunity to serve as vice president under John Pagel. I appreciated his mentorship and experience in the industry.
When we lost John, I felt humbled by the trust the board showed by allowing me to lead in his place. The staff has been extremely supportive and encouraging as I have transitioned into this role.
My greatest reward as a co-op member, board member and now board president has been the privilege of having a voice in the industry and an opportunity to serve the dairy community.
Although it has been a difficult year for many of us, I wish you and yours a blessed Christmas season, and I look forward to connecting with many of you at the Dairy Strong conference and being a part of moving dairy forward.