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brian henehan

Brian Henehan

Senior Extension Associate

Areas of Expertise

Marketing, Agricultural Business Management, Cooperative Enterprise Management

Contact Information

425 Warren Hall • Phone: 607.255.8800
E-mail: bmh5@cornell.edu


Brian Henehan is a senior extension associate and program leader of the Cooperative Enterprise Program at Cornell University. He is responsible for developing and delivering an educational program for senior management, directors, members, and staff of cooperative businesses. He conducts applied research on cooperative organizational behavior, marketing, and decision making.

He received national recognition in 1995 for his work in cooperative education from the National Committee for Cooperative Month. He serves as secretary of the Northeast Cooperative Council, a nonprofit organization serving rural cooperatives from across New York and New England. Over twenty cooperatives belong to the Council, including marketing, supply, credit, service, insurance, and utility cooperatives. His international experience includes work with USAID and Land O' Lakes International Division.

Education

M.S., University of Vermont, 1985
B.S., Boston College, 1968

Recent Publications

Henehan, B., and T. Schmit. 2009. Serving Member Interests in Changing Markets: A Case Study of Pro-Fac Cooperative. Journal of Cooperatives 23:55-73.

Henehan, Brian M. 2002. The decision to merge: A case study of U.S. dairy cooperatives. Working Paper 2002-34. Charles H. Dyson School of Charles H. Dyson School, Cornell University.

Anderson, Bruce L., and Brian M. Henehan. 2002. Questions cooperative directors should be asking management. Staff Paper 2002-01. Charles H. Dyson School of Charles H. Dyson School, Cornell University.

Henehan, Brian. 2001. Considering cooperation: A guide for new cooperative development. Extension Bulletin 2001-01. Charles H. Dyson School of Charles H. Dyson School, Cornell University.

Henehan, B., and R. Brandoff. 1998. Considerations for group action in marketing specialty crops produced in the New York City watershed. Staff Paper 98-03, Department of Agricultural, Resource, and Managerial Economics, Cornell University.

Henehan, Brian M. 1997. Marketing cooperatives' competitive advantage. Overview of Chapter 8 in American Cooperation. Washington, DC: National Council of Farmer Cooperatives.

Henehan, B. M., B. L. Anderson, T. P. Pezzolesi, and R. L. Campbell. 1997. Putting cooperation to work: Cooperating for sustainability. Guidebook for satellite teleconference, Cornell Cooperative Enterprise Program, Department of Agricultural, Resource, and Managerial Economics, Cornell University.

Henehan, B.M., and B. L. Anderson. 1994. Decision making in membership organizations: A study of fourteen U.S. cooperatives. Research Bulletin 94-5, Department of Agricultural, Resource, and Managerial Economics, Cornell University.

Industry Outreach

  • Advisor and presenter, National Institute for Cooperative Education
  • Coordinator, Northeast Cooperative Council-CoBANK Annual Leaders Forum
  • Cooperative governance consultant (boards of directors of agricultural cooperatives in Northeast and U.S.)

National Committees/Boards

  • National Council of Farmer Cooperatives Education Committee
  • Editorial Board, American Cooperation
  • Founding Director, Cooperative Development Institute