General Office

Allan Larson

Director of Human Resources
Allan joined the Federated team in January 2016. Allan has over 30 years of experience designing and leading HR and Organization Development Programs within large and small organizations such as CHS Inc., 3M, Medtronic, and Netco Government Services/Harris Corporation. Prior to joining Federated, Allan worked at CHS Inc. as the National Director of Organization and Employee Development where he spent 7 years building and leading consulting services for member cooperatives across the country.
Education includes a Bachelor degree and post graduate work from the Minnesota Graduate School of Theology, University of St. Thomas and certifications from the Society for Human Resources Management, Human Capitol Institute, Meyers Briggs, DiSC, and Predictive Index.

Dawn Meelberg

Administrative Services & HR Manager

Dawn Meelberg is the Administrative Services and Human Resources Manager. Dawn started her employment in the Federated system with the Central Rivers Cooperative in October 1997 and continued through the consolidations and mergers. Previously, she was the Information Systems Coordinator for Crystal Cabinet Works, Inc. located in Princeton. Dawn received a degree at the Cambridge/Anoka Community College and at St. Cloud University. She is a Certified Professional with the Society of Human Resources Management and certified with the HR Certification Institute as a Professional in Human Resources.

Mike McMahon

Chief Executive Officer

Mike McMahon is the Chief Executive Officer. He began his career with Apex Oil Company in St. Louis, MO. From there he spent 12 years with Ralston Purina Company in St Louis and then 11 years with Frito-Lay in various high-level management & sales positions based in Minneapolis, MN. He was recruited to lead sales and operations at Tree of Life based in St. Augustine, FL. Tree of Life is a distributor of Natural and Organic products.  Mike joined the Co-op from Schwan Home Service based in Marshall, MN where he managed $1B in revenue and services to over 1.8 million customers in 48 states. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a BSBA-Finance.

Mike Meelberg

Operations Manager

Mike Meelberg is the operations manager. Mike started with Federated Co-ops, Inc. as the Princeton Agronomy Manager and became Operations Manager in 1991. Mike earned a degree in Agronomy Business.

Raquel Ulmer

Chief Financial Officer

Raquel started in the Federated Co-ops, Inc. system with Central Rivers Cooperative in 2000 and has worked through two mergers. Raquel has a BA in accounting, is a CPA and is a Member of the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives.

Resha Timmer

Customer Services Manager

Resha started working for Federated Co-ops, Inc. in 2008 as a Customer Service Rep.  In 2015 she became the Customer Service Supervisor then moved into the position of Customer Service Manager.  Resha earned her accounting degree from St. Cloud Technical College in 2000.  Prior to working at Federated, she held positions in customer service and accounts receivable.  Outside of work Resha enjoys the outdoors, baking and spending time with her family.

Todd Fugere

Information Systems Manager

Todd began working for Federated Co-ops in 2009. Todd has worked in Information Technology for over 25 years and has a BA in Information Technology. Todd is experienced in areas such as web development, network administration, help desk, training, customer service, project management, E-commerce/advertising, and graphic design. 

Tom Rausch

Safety Director

Tom Rausch is Safety Director. He started in the co-operative system during his high school years at Le Sueur Co-op Oil Assn. After high school, Tom recieved his BS at Mankato State University in Marketing and Management, he worked at Bay Lakes Cooperative and Oconto County Cooperative through the Midland Management Training and Program and then served as their Energy Division Manager. Tom started in the Federated System with Central Rivers Co-ops in February 1995 as assistant branch manager at the Osceola Agronomy Center, became Petroleum Division Manager in the fall of 1996 and then became Safety Director of Federated Co-ops, Inc. in July of 2002. Tom enjoys motor cycle riding and gardening and is a Deacon in the Catholic Church.

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