(Oshkosh, Wis.) – The Oshkosh Food Co-op has named Ryan Rasmussen Acting General Manager.
Rasmussen is an Oshkosh native who first became involved with the Oshkosh Food Co-op as an adjunct board member through the Leadership Oshkosh program. Before the store opened, Rasmussen served on the Hiring, Membership Recruitment & Communications and Site Teams, bringing a wealth of leadership skills and knowledge in Food & Beverage sales and management gained while working with EAA and Levy Restaurants at Lambeau Field.
“Ryan just threw himself into this project from the first day he joined us. He has such a passion and commitment to what we all see our Co-op can bring to our members and the community,” said Haines.
Rasmussen was appointed in the spring of 2021 to fill a vacant seat on the Oshkosh Food Co-op Board of Directors. He will step down from this role to serve as the Acting General Manager while the Board conducts a national search for a new General Manager.
Ryan lists amongst his top priorities “listening to and learning from our staff, supplier-partners, member-owners and supporters so we can continue growing our grocery store to serve the needs of our local food desert and the community.”
The announcement comes after Oshkosh Food Co-op General Manager Jeffrey Thouron resigned his position, effective Thursday, October 28, 2021. Jeffrey began his role as the first General Manager of the Co-op in December 2020. He played an important role in opening the member-owned, full-line grocery store within the Brio Building at the corner of Jackson St. and Pearl St. in July 2021.
Oshkosh Food Co-op Board President, Brenda Haines states, “We are so thankful for Jeffrey’s contributions to our Co-op and we wish him, and his family, the very best in their future.”
About the Oshkosh Food Co-op
The Oshkosh Food Co-op is a community-owned full-line grocery store in the heart of Oshkosh, available to all shoppers. Modeled after member-owned grocery stores in Wisconsin and nationwide, Oshkosh Food Co-op organized in 2013. Individuals and organizations from throughout the region are invited to help the Co-op realize its vision — to strengthen local economies, promote health, and build communities — by purchasing ownership shares. An ownership share costs $180, payable all at once or in 18 $11 monthly installments. The Oshkosh Food Co-op is a member of National Co+op Grocers. To learn more, and to become a member-owner, visit www.oshkoshfoodcoop.com