The Community Food Co-op Board of Directors is pleased to announce Chuck Parsons as the new general manager. Chuck will join our team on Monday, October 3.
Chuck has experience with both cooperative and corporate business models. In his most recent position, Chuck served as the general manager at the Hampden Park Cooperative in St. Paul, Minnesota. Chuck is familiar with Bellingham, having worked at Western Washington University as Aramark’s director of operations.
Chuck’s breadth of leadership includes a strong operational focus, development of employee training programs, identification of new market strategies, and cultivating a positive customer experience. Chuck served as general manager of the Hampden Park Cooperative during challenging times, including the pandemic, the 2020 social protests in St. Paul, and the supply chain issues and labor demands that have followed both of those events.
The Board of Directors wants to recognize and appreciate Jon Edholm, finance director, who has served as the interim general manager for the past nine months. Jon has provided steady and exemplary leadership during this transition. The Community Food Co-op is fortunate to have Jon as a part of our management team.
Chuck looks forward to meeting members and the community once he is settled. Thank you in advance for welcoming him. If you have any questions or input, please email [email protected].