University of Wisconsin–Madison

Brad Smith

Public and Member Relations Manager, People's Food Co-op

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Brad Smith has been working in Community Engagement and Member Services for the past six years for People’s Food Co-op of Rochester, MN.  During that time he focused on healthy food access for limited income families, biking initiatives, affordable housing, sustainability, as well as the Co-op’s sponsorship and donation programs.  He has also served on a various local boards to focusing on collaboration, and educating on cooperative values in the community. Prior to working at the Co-op, Smith worked for U.S. House of Representative Ron Kind for seven years as the outreach coordinator, becoming very familiar with rural Western Wisconsin and food production.  He is a graduate of UW-La Crosse with a Major in Political Science and a minor in Public Administration.