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217: Sue Crockett and the MNCEO

Sue Crockett & the MNCEO on the EsOp Podcast

Bret Keisling is joined by Sue Crockett, executive director of the Minnesota Center for Employee Ownership (MNCEO), who discusses the founding of MNCEO by the Employee Ownership Expansion Network (EOX), its tri-fold approach to growing employee ownership through business owners, EO professionals, and economic developers, and all the ways they help spread the EO message.

Sue also shares her 30-year career in EO through MNCEO and before that, The ESOP Association, including her position as the first TEA Chapter administrator in history.

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Episode 217 Show Notes

About Sue Crockett

Executive Director at the Minnesota Center for Employee Ownership (MNCEO)

Executive Director at The Minnesota Center for Employee Ownership (MNCEO)

Sue has worked in the non-profit world for 30 years, Notably as Executive Director of Minnesota Association of School Business Officials for 18 years and as Chapter Executive for the MN/Dakotas and Pennsylvania Chapters of The ESOP Association for 30 years. Sue’s background is in Association Management, and she has lent her skills in fundraising, meeting planning, membership recruitment and overall management of an association.

You can contact Sue at


In 2019 The Employee Ownership Expansion Network (EOX) began to create a network of State Centers for Employee Ownership across the country. The purpose of this grass roots effort is to provide education and outreach on the benefits of all forms of employee ownership to workers, businesses, and the communities in which they reside as well as being a hub for resources to business owners and their advisors.

The MNCEO was the second state center EOX assisted in opening when it was formed in early 2020. The mission of the MNCEO is to be the local unbiased “boots on the ground” hub to help guide MN business owners and their advisors on their options when starting their ownership transition process.

You can donate to MNCEO here.

Bret Keisling, Passionate Advocat for Employee Ownership

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