In 1992, CCA began giving its CEO Outstanding Communicator Award. The award recognizes the commitment of a cooperative chief executive officer to open communications as an integral part of an effective management style.
BLUE HAWK Cooperative’s Lance Rantala Nationally Recognized as an Outstanding CEO Communicator
Lance Rantala, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the nationwide BLUE HAWK Cooperative, has been honored with the 2023 CCA CEO Outstanding Communicator Award during CCA’s Annual Institute in Portland, Maine.
In one of the nomination letters, BLUE HAWK’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications Teri Ditsch said, “Lance believes communication is such a crucial part of our cooperative’s success, that I’ve participated in all board meetings, representing our communications team, for many years. He feels it’s important to have my opinion in our strategic planning and vision, along with first-hand knowledge of what’s happening on a board-leadership level, to stay on top of messaging.”