BELLE GLADE — On Sept. 6, Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida announced that Renee Buxton has been named chief accounting officer of the cooperative. She will oversee all accounting, procurement and information technology teams and join the cooperative’s Executive Leadership Team.
Buxton’s promotion comes as Brian Lohmann, after 15 years of service to the cooperative, has accepted a new role outside of the organization effective Oct. 1, 2023.
“I am very excited for Brian and thank him for his service to the cooperative. We know we will have a friend for many years to come and wish him the best,” said Cooperative President and CEO Matthew Hoffman.
Buxton joined the cooperative in 2016 as accounting manager and was promoted to controller in 2018. Prior to joining the cooperative, Buxton worked on the cooperative’s external audit team from 2009-2016.
“Renee has been with the cooperative for seven years, where she has helped the cooperative grow and improved our accounting systems in the role as vice president - controller,” said Hoffman. “I am excited to see the vision and vigor Renee will bring as we continue our pursuit to improve our financial reporting and awareness around all costs.”
Buxton earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a Master of Accountancy degree from University of South Florida. She has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant since 2010.