Adam Schwartz

Adam Schwartz

The Cooperative Way

Areas of Expertise:

  • Helps employees and boards use the co-op principles and values as a strategic advantage
  • Works with boards on strategic planning that emphasizes strategic doing and best governance practices
  • Creates connections among co-ops in different sectors for community partnerships
  • Helps organizations create a “cooperative culture”


  • Led a year-long cross-departmental team effort to implement new products and services that emphasize creating efficiency while promoting the cooperative way of doing business
  • Led boards through assessment of governance practices leading to new policies more in tune with current realities
  • Featured speaker at annual meetings and conferences with consistently high-ratings generating member satisfaction with attendance
  • Regular author of #Gocoop column on the many issues facing cooperative organizations
  • Adjunct instructor at the University of Mary Washington on the cooperative business model

Adam Schwartz was entertaining, knowledgeable, and he brought the cooperative business model to life for our employees. After leaving the training they had an enhanced appreciation for our mission and members and many commented that it was our best all employee training yet!

Sarah Fisher, VP Member Services, Nueces Electric Co-op

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