Learn the fundamentals of serving on a board of directors and how the USFWC puts them into practice!
USFWC Board of Directors Roles and Responsibilities is a fundamental board training that covers the governance obligations and fiduciary duties for serving on the board of directors. We will cover what the legal responsibilities are as well as dispell myths around what is required and what is a "best practice." Open to those interested in joining the USFWC board of directors and nominees for the 2019 At-Large USFWC board elections and USFWC members. Please RSVP on the USFWC event page here!
About the Presenters:
Anna Boyer, Treasurer
C4 Tech and Design, Southern Regional Representative, re-elected 2018 – 2020 term
Anna Boyer is a worker-owner of C4 Tech & Design, an employee-owned, democratically managed cooperative in New Orleans, Louisiana that provides web design, IT, and computer repair services to local residents, small to medium sized businesses, and non-profits. Anna joined C4 Tech & Design in 2008. In 2011, she joined the board of directors of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives as the Southern regional representative, and has also served as the board Secretary and Treasurer. Prior to working at C4, Anna has worked as a movie theater concession salesperson, mail clerk, landscape maintainer, conservation biologist, insurance consultant, union steward, and telephone system programmer.
Ricardo Nuñez, President
Sustainable Economies Law Center, Western Regional Rep, re-elected 2018 – 2020 term and co-chair for the Racial Economic Justice Council
Ricardo coordinates Sustainable Economies Law Center’s education, research, advice, and advocacy for cooperatively owned enterprises as SELC's Director of Economic Democracy. Programs and projects he co-coordinates include the Worker Coop Academy, Co-opLaw.org, policy advocacy at the regional and state level, building cooperative support ecosystems, SELC's Summer Intern Institute, and much more! Ricardo is on the board of the California Center for Cooperative Development (CCCD) and is an advisor to Laney College's Business Department. Previously, Ricardo worked at Our Place Housing Solutions coordinating homeless rehousing and eviction prevention services in southern Los Angeles county and as a Rural Education Specialist for Peace Corps/Zambia. Ricardo was also part of the founding group of members building worker cooperative resources for Los Angeles at the LA EcoVillage. In his path to become a worker cooperative attorney, he is participating in the California Law Office Study Program, a 4 year legal apprenticeship alternative to law school.
About the host organization: The United States Federation of Worker Cooperatives (USFWC) is the national grassroots membership organization for worker cooperatives. Our mission is to build a thriving cooperative movement of stable, empowering jobs through worker-ownership. We advance worker-owned, -managed, and -governed workplaces through cooperative education, advocacy and development.