Richard Stamm

Rich Stamm
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Richard Stamm

Vice President, Cooperative Development, General Counsel and Secretary

“One would think someone who’s been here as long as I have has seen it all and nothing is really new to them, but the great thing about this job is that not a week goes by that something doesn’t come across my desk that’s new and different,” says Rich Stamm, who first joined the Cooperative in 1996.

As Ocean Spray’s Vice President, Cooperative Development, General Counsel and Secretary, Rich is actively involved in all legal aspects of the company’s business and maintaining its diverse business law practice. In leading our Cooperative Development area, he is accountable for the integration of the Cooperative’s grower relations, government relations, public policy and agricultural operations teams. “It’s unique to be able to work both in a traditional consumer goods company but also play such an active role in our Cooperative structure,” says Stamm.

One of his favorite memories of working at the company involves a visit several years ago to northern Wisconsin for a board meeting. One morning before the meeting, one of the Grower-Owners invited Rich and his wife to his farm, and as they walked the marshes and the farmer described the cranberry varieties he grew there, Rich realized how different the experience was from his expectations when he first left law school. “I never could have imagined where this has taken me, and the relationships you develop with the growers, knowing their farms and business the way we do, is absolutely the best way to practice law,” he says. “The relationship I have with the Cooperative is far and above anything my peers have with their company’s shareholders.”

Craisins® Original Dried Cranberries

Favorite Ocean Spray Product

Craisins® Original Dried Cranberries

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