Mark Manning has lived and worked in Hysham for 64 years. He ran Manning International with his dad and brother for 41 years, and he still works for Torgerson's.
When asked what about a cooperative is meaningful to him, he said the local control and oversight.
Mark has prior board experience including the Hysham Lion's Club, Hysham Chamber of Commerce, the Knights of Columbus and Manning International.
By working with the public for 50 years he developed good public relations and feels he has that expertise to bring to the Board of Directors at MYEC. In fact, he feels it's the one skill that makes him most qualified for the position.
Mark looks forward to attending seminars and workshops to learn REA operations. He describes his working styles as "Get er done", and what he looks forward to most is helping the coop grow.