Nov 29, 2022

Country Partners Appoints Chris Wagner as its next President and Chief Executive Officer

Gothenburg, NE
Contact: Allie Smith, Country Partners Cooperative, 308-537-7141

Gothenburg, NE (November 28, 2022) – Country Partners Cooperative ( of Gothenburg, NE announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Chris Wagner as its next President and Chief Executive Officer. Wagner will begin his tenure on Jan. 2nd and will succeed Tod Clark, current President and CEO, upon his retirement.

Tim Rowe, Chairperson of the CPC Board said: “The Board of Directors is looking forward to having Chris join the organization and lead the team to achieve continued growth at Country Partners Coop. His experience as a CEO within the cooperative sector, along with his leadership style and his understanding of balancing the best interests of members with the best interests of the coop, will enable him to be successful in our organization.”

“Country Partners is an incredible cooperative with remarkable success driven by great people. I am excited to work with the board and employees to serve producers and continue a tradition of outstanding success’’ Wagner said.

Currently, Wagner is the President and CEO for American Plains Cooperative in Great Bend, Kansas. Prior to that he worked for the Garden City Coop in various capacities from Location Manager to Vice President of the Grain Department. He has served on multiple boards supporting the cooperative system and communities. He received his bachelor’s degree from Chadron State College, and his master’s from Kansas State University. Wagner and his wife, Shanda, have one son and will be relocating to make the Gothenburg, NE area their home.

About Country Partners Cooperative
Country Partners Cooperative is a diversified agricultural cooperative providing products, services, and expertise in agronomy, grain, energy, and feed. Country Partners serves the needs of its patrons with locations in 23 communities and surrounding areas across central Nebraska.

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