Back in 1982, the National Center for Employee Ownership was in its second year. Our staff consisted of three people: Karen Young, myself, and an intern, Mike Yoffee. We thought it would be a good idea to have an employee ownership week.
If you have ever been to an NCEO conference or meeting, you may have bumped into Ken Baker, CEO of 100% employee-owned NewAge Industries and a longtime advocate for employee ownership in the United States.
As the chair and immediate past chair of the NCEO’s board of directors, our role is to support the NCEO’s pursuit of its mission to make employee ownership thrive. We are happy to report to members and all stakeholders that the NCEO is continuing to deliver on that mission by investing in its strengths and exploring new ways to support employee-owned companies.