With over 25 years’ experience in the cooperative sector, Margaret Lund is an independent consultant providing technical assistance to businesses and organizations, focusing in the areas of community development finance and shared ownership strategies. Throughout her career, Margaret has worked across cooperative sectors including credit unions, consumer co-ops, housing co-ops, worker co-ops, healthcare and sustainable food systems. Before launching her consulting practice in 2008, Margaret spent 16 years as the Executive Director of the Northcountry Cooperative Development Fund (NCDF), a community development loan fund and multi-faceted development organization for cooperatives of all sectors across the Upper Midwest.
Margaret is a past member of the board of NCBA CLUSA where she chaired both the Cooperative Development and International Development committees as well as a national task force on cooperative capital formation. She also served three terms on the board of Health Partners, the largest consumer-governed healthcare organization in the U.S. and a leader in healthcare quality measures. Margaret has been featured as a speaker, trainer and panelist for a wide range of organizations including the National Credit Union Administration, the National Association of Housing Cooperatives, the Consumer Cooperative Managers Association, and the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives. Her awards include the Howard Bowers Cooperative Service Award from the Consumer Cooperative Managers Association and the 2014 John Logue Award for “acting as a catalyst for innovation and change” from the Association of Cooperative Educators.