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Sharon Alford

President/Chair of the Board

By Daniel Jungwirth

May 6, 2016


Sharon Alford of Swan River, Man., was first elected to the FCL Board in 2013, and was elected Chair of the Board in 2019. She represents the 10 retail co-operatives in FCL’s District 13, which covers west-central Manitoba.

Sharon acts as the chair of the Credentials Committee and the Code of Conduct and Ethics Committee. She is a member of the Governance and Human Resources Committees and serves as ex-officio on all other Board Committees. In addition, Sharon is the Board’s representative to Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada, Manitoba Cooperative Association and The Co-operators.

Sharon was first elected to the Board of Directors of Swan Valley Co-op in 2002, where she served on various committees and as President from 2004 to 2013.

Sharon holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Manitoba, where she majored in Economics, and a Diploma in Agriculture from Nova Scotia Agricultural College. In 2017, Sharon received her Professional Director designation following the successful completion of Governance Solutions’ Professional Director Certification Program.

Sharon and her husband, Wayne, operate a pedigreed seed business and grain farm.