WI Farmers Union begins search for new executive director

Wisconsin State Farmer
Wisconsin Farmers Union

Wisconsin Farmers Union is beginning a search process to hire a new Executive Director in light of the pending retirement of current Executive Director Tom Quinn.

Quinn has been Executive Director since 2011 and will be retiring in March. The organization will be accepting applications and reviewing qualifications to fill his position. 

Tom Quinn

A full position description is available at The board expects to interview candidates and make a hiring decision by the end of February.

The Executive Director is responsible, in collaboration with board and staff, for providing leadership to assure that key organizational goals are achieved including: developing and implementing a long-term strategy to achieve its mission, providing leadership in developing and managing organizational programs, supervising financial resources, including fund development, investments and business development, maintaining membership relations and governance policies, providing support for communications strategies and organizational partnerships, and managing core administrative and employee support systems.

The ED works in close collaboration with the president, and is directly accountable to the elected WFU Board. The organization currently has thirteen employees. The main office is in Chippewa Falls, with a second office in Madison. It is expected that the ED will be based in Chippewa Falls.

Applicants should provide a letter of interest and a full resume. References will be required of final candidates.