The Aurora Cooperative is a world-class, multi-purpose agricultural cooperative that was established in 1908. We provide service and expertise in grain, agronomy, feed and energy. With the main office being located in Aurora, Nebraska, we have locations in 40+ communities in south central Nebraska and northern Kansas. Aurora Cooperative includes approximately 500 employees and annual sales of approximately $700 million.
Management team (click a name for e-mail)
George Hohwieler – President & CEO
Chris Vincent – Chief Operating Officer / Chief Security Officer
Robert Brown – Chief Financial Officer
Alan Hagemeier – Sr. Vice President Grain Marketing/Merchandising/Transportation
Chris Decker – Vice President Agronomy Services
Chad Carlson - Vice President Corporate Operations
Mark Cleveland – Head of Grain Operations
Kenton Schegg - Head Aviation & Crop Protection
Carl Smith – Senior Controller: Grain & Agronomy
Gerald Painter – Senior Controller: Corporate
Kent Kincanon - Senior Controller: Feed, Energy, Asst. Grain
Dawn Caldwell - Corporate Communications Manager
Board of Directors
The Aurora Cooperative’s board of directors is charged with ensuring that the company’s
management team is meeting its mission, and that the needs of the cooperative’s owners
are being met both in the short and long term.
To achieve these goals, the board holds regular monthly meetings. An annual retreat and
strategic planning sessions allow the board and management team to take an in-depth look
at the company and set the direction for the future.
Chairman – Bill Schuster
Vice Chairman – Duane Keller
Sec./Treasurer – Les Simonsen