PCC Community Markets Hires 3 New Leaders

PCC Community Markets

PCC Community Markets has appointed several new leaders. / Photo courtesy: PCC Community Markets

Seattle-based food cooperative PCC Community Markets has added several new executives, including a finance director, the grocer announced Tuesday.

Chris Naismith is the new CFO of PCC, Susan Livingston was named VP of Marketing and Purpose and Michele Mallory is the new VP of IT.

In January, PCC, the largest community-owned food market in the country, named Krishnan “Krish” Srinivasan, president and CEO.

Naismith has held senior finance positions at companies such as Microsoft, Disney, Gap, Williams Sonoma and Sur La Table. In her new role, she will oversee all of PCC’s financial and accounting activities, business planning and analysis, and strategy development.

“I am delighted to join such a purpose-driven company where I can combine my professional and personal passions,” Naismith said in a statement. “It is a privilege to be deeply aligned with your company’s values ​​and I look forward to working with our employees and the community to advance the financial vision for the cooperative.”

Livingston will lead the merger of PCC’s marketing and environmental responsibility teams to form the cooperative’s first Marketing + Purpose division. She has worked in brand strategy for companies including Nike and Whole Foods Market.

Mallory has over 20 years of technology experience across multiple industries. She will oversee the planning, development and maintenance of the cooperative’s information systems to support its in-store and digital channel operations.

“I strongly believe that technology and data are the keys to innovation,” Mallory said in a statement. “I love working at PCC in an environment where innovative thinking, collaboration and continuous improvement are paramount.”

The cooperative said the three new leaders “will lead PCC into the future with a newly defined three-year strategic plan that advances PCC’s vision, mission and values…”

PCC was founded in Seattle in 1953 and currently has over 100,000 active members. The organic grocer operates 16 stores in the Puget Sound area.

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