Mike Fordney recently retired after a 40-year banking career. His last 17 years were spent covering the food distribution industries as a Managing Director in the Food & Consumer Group at BMO Harris Bank. While at BMO, Mike advised clients and executed financings and other banking products with grocery and convenience store retailers, as well as wholesalers that serve grocery, convenience stores and foodservice. During his career, Mike was active in industry groups including the National Grocers Association, the Food Marketing Institute, the National Association of Convenience Stores, and ROFDA whose members including independent grocery wholesalers.
Mike remains active in the food distribution industries, and serves on the board of URM Stores, Inc., a cooperative grocery wholesaler that serves retailers in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. Mike has also been active in non-profits and currently serves as Chairman of Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin based in Milwaukee.