CoBank recently announced results of shareholder elections for the bank’s 2009 board of directors.

Shareholders in the bank’s Western Region re-elected Robert Nattier.


CoBank recently announced results of shareholder elections for the bank’s 2009 board of directors.

Shareholders in the bank’s Western Region re-elected Robert Nattier.

Nattier, 64, joined the board six years ago. He is the co-operator of 4-N Inc., a grain and livestock operation in Newton. He has more than 35 years of cooperative management experience.

He will begin a four-year term in January.

CoBank’s 16-member board of directors reflects the bank's national scope and the diverse industries it serves, a news release said. Members include agricultural producers, agribusiness leaders and representatives from the communications and energy sectors. Twelve directors are elected by shareholders from three geographic regions covering all 50 U.S. states. The remaining board members are appointed to their seats.

The bank uses an independent nominating committee to develop a slate of qualified director candidates. No current board member may serve as a member on the nominating committee. No member of management sits on the CoBank board.