Sharon Alford of Swan River, Man., was first elected to the Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) Board in 2013. She represents the 12 retail co-operatives in FCL’s district 13, which covers west-central Manitoba.

As an FCL Director, Sharon is Chair of the Board’s Human Resources Committee and participates on the Governance and Code of Conduct and Ethics Committees. In addition, she is the Board’s representative to the Manitoba Cooperative Association and The Co-operators.

Sharon was first elected to the Board of Swan Valley Co-op in 2002 and served as President from 2004 to 2013.

Sharon has a Diploma in Agriculture from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Manitoba where she majored in Economics. Sharon received her Professional Director designation after successfully completing Governance Solutions’ Professional Director Certification Program in 2017.

She and her husband Wayne operate a pedigreed seed business and grain farm.