NCB Announces 2011 Board of Directors

Strong Leadership Remains in Place and Welcomes New Board Members

Washington, D.C. (May 6, 2011)—NCB, a leading financial services company serving cooperatives nationwide, announced its 2011 Board of Directors during its annual meeting held on May 5, 2011 at The Decatur House in Washington, D.C.  The Board’s existing leadership will remain in place with Chair Stuart Saft, Partner and Global Real Estate Chair at the law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf, LLP in New York City and Vice Chair Alfred Plamann, President and CEO of Unified Grocers in Commerce, CA. They welcome two new board members this year, Howard Brodsky, Chairman, CEO and Founder of CCA Global Partners and Douglas Wille, CFO of Wakefern Food Corporation.  

“We are excited to have Howard and Doug join our Board of Directors and bring their extensive cooperative knowledge to our team,” said Charles E. Snyder, President and CEO of NCB. “We look forward to their guidance and insight as we continue to focus on the best ways to serve the cooperative community.”    

Mr. Brodsky’s CCA Global Partners is a cooperative retail powerhouse comprised of 14 affiliated companies with aggregated sales of over $10 billion.  As an active player in the cooperative movement for nearly 30 years, he has served on the Board of Directors of the Biking Coop, Lenders One, Flooring America, Floor Trader, Carpet One, and Cooperatives Advisory 

He is joined by Douglas Wille, Chief Financial Officer of Wakefern Food Corporation, a retailer-owned cooperative and wholesale distribution and merchandising firm for 276 ShopRite and Price Rite Supermarkets throughout the East Coast.  Employed at Wakefern for 34 years, he has held a variety of management positions including CFO, Vice President of Corporate Finance, and Director of Financial Operations.  Mr. Wille has served on the boards of ShopRite Supermarkets, Price Rite, Readington Farms and Insure-Rite.   

Continuing their roles as NCB Board Members are: Michael Mercer, President and CEO of Georgia Credit Union Affiliates located in Duluth, GA; Ray Moncrief, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Kentucky Highland Investment Corporation located in London, Kentucky; Peter A. Conrad, President and CEO of The Co-operative Central Bank in Boston, Massachusetts; Jane Garcia, CEO La Clinica de La Raza, located in Oakland, CA; Janis Herschkowitz, President and Chief Executive Officer of PRI, Inc. in Cornwall, Pennsylvania; Kenneth Rivkin, Managing Director 227 East 57th Street Corporation in New York, New York; Robynn Shrader, CEO of National Cooperative Grocers Association located in Iowa City, Iowa; Walden Swanson, CEO of Co-op Metrics in Andover, Massachusetts; Nguyen Van Hanh, Professor of Economics at California State University in Sacramento, California and Judy Ziewacz, Executive Director, State of Wisconsin, Office of Energy Independence located in Madison, Wisconsin.  


NCB is dedicated to strengthening communities nationwide through the delivery of banking and financial services, complemented by a special focus on cooperative expansion and economic development. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Bank has offices in Alaska, California, New York, Ohio and Virginia. To learn more, visit  


NCB Financial Group (NCB) consists of National Consumer Cooperative Bank, a federally chartered cooperative corporation; its wholly-owned subsidiary NCB, FSB, a federally chartered savings bank; and, NCB Capital Impact, a 501(c)3 nonprofit affiliate.  Loans and other financial services are provided by NCB, FSB and NCB Capital Impact.   Deposit products and services are provided by NCB, FSB, which is a member FDIC.   Each is a separate corporation within the NCB Financial Group.