Elsea named CEO of Faithway Alliance

Oct 25, 2021


After an extensive national search led by the firm KornFerry, Mike Elsea has been selected as Faithway Alliance’s new chief executive officer, effective immediately.

Faithway Alliance, a joint venture between Tennessee Farmers Cooperative (TFC), Alabama Farmers Cooperative (AFC), Alliance Farm and Ranch, and Faithway Feeds, provides farm and rural lifestyle products to member Co-ops in the Tennessee and Alabama cooperative systems and some other retail businesses. The company was established on Aug. 1, 2020.

Mike is a Nashville native and brings more than 25 years of experience in operations, sales, logistics, marketing, and merchandising in retail, wholesale, and distribution industries to his role as CEO.

He most recently served as division vice president of BMC, an Atlanta-based company that is one of the nation's leading providers of diversified building materials and construction services. His responsibility included sales, operations, manufacturing, installs, and mergers and acquisitions activity for the division producing more than $600 million in revenue. His territory included eight states from South Carolina to New Jersey with 22 locations and more than 1,200 employees.

Prior to BMC, he served in a number of roles before becoming area vice president for ProBuild/BFS, a $6 billion manufacturer and distributor of building materials. He has also worked for Jasper Lumber and Components, Georgia-Pacific/Blue Linx, Marvin’s Home Centers, and Moore-Handley.
 
Mike is a graduate of the University of Montevallo. He and his wife, Liz-Anne, have been married 26 years and have three children — Emily, 24; Cam, 21, a junior at Auburn; and Jack, 18, a high school senior. In his spare time, Mike enjoys running, golf, and is active in his church, Hillside United Methodist Church.

“I’m very excited to be joining the Faithway Alliance team,” says Mike. “I’m looking forward to growing our future together and providing value for our Co-op members through innovation, responsiveness, and integrity.”

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