Great Bend Cooperative Board of Directors announced that Duane Anderson has been chosen to serve as the cooperative’s Chief Executive Officer starting Oct. 1. Anderson succeeds Frank Riedl, who announced his retirement starting Sept. 30.
Anderson brings extensive experience in agriculture and finance to the cooperative. His youth was spent farming near Gaylord, Minn., which led into running a custom harvesting business for 11 years. A career change and family came next. He attended Mankato State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and his CPA, followed by an MBA from Southwest State University in Marshall, Minn.