Spencer A. Coates of Houchens Industries, Inc. Named 2010 Outstanding Board of Governors Member by The ESOP Association

by The ESOP Association | May 12, 2010

May 12, 2010 (Washington, DC) – Spencer A. Coates, President of Houchens Industries, Inc., located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, has been named the 2010 Outstanding Board of Governors Member by The ESOP Association.  The award was presented at the Association’s 33rd Annual Conference in Washington, DC.  The ESOP Association is the national trade association for companies with employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and the leading voice in America for employee ownership.

Mr. Coates has been an active member of The ESOP Association for many years serving in numerous volunteer positions over the years.  He is a strong supporter of the Employee Ownership Foundation, the affiliated foundation of The ESOP Association, and active in government relations activities of the Association.

“Spencer is an enthusiastic supporter of The ESOP Association and the Employee Ownership Foundation.  He has gone above and beyond in his duties as a member of the Association’s Board of Governors,” said J. Michael Keeling, president of The ESOP Association.  “I am pleased to present him with this award for his dedication to the employee ownership cause.”

The core cause of The ESOP Association is the belief that employee ownership will improve American competitiveness, increase productivity through greater employee participation, and strengthen our free enterprise economy.