Office & Program Manager
Vicky Chaput has been Office Manager for Cooperative Development Services (CDS) for over the past 20 years overseeing key areas of Human Resources, Office Coordination, Meeting Planning and is the Program Manager for the organization’s Senior Housing Cooperative (SHC) Program, including a SHC National Conference drawing nearly 350 people nationwide. Vicky administers the charitable contributions program with the Cooperative Development Fund of CDS 501(c)3 and is currently working with over 25 clients overseeing funds, reimbursements, registrations and multi-state charitable registrations. She comes from a farming background and has worked within the cooperative system for nearly 30 years, beginning with Land O’Lakes and CHS. As a CDS team member, she also coordinated several programs within Cooperative Network, the Minnesota and Wisconsin state trade association for cooperatives, as well as for the Food Cooperative Consultants now known as Columinate. Vicky loves to work with cooperatives and hopes to make it a lifetime commitment.