With the last election, the TCCP board added a ninth seat to strengthen and diversify the voices involved in the co-op’s decision-making. This will allow us to spend more time on a broader set of initiatives and focus areas. We’re pleased to welcome two new directors onto the board as elected by our owners, Steve Share and Lisa Fittipaldi. Emily Anderson was elected to remain on the board for another term.
At November’s meeting, the board voted to select the seats for the new board of directors. They are as follows:
President: Alex Slichter
Vice President: Emily Paul
Treasurer: Tom Pierson
Secretary: Steve Share
Directors: Emily Anderson, Me’Lea Connelly, Lisa Fittipaldi, Sarita Parikh, Jane Schommer
Looking ahead to 2020, we are excited to continue our work on improving diversity, equity and inclusion in our board service and moving forward with our long-term strategic planning. Look forward to a summary of our decision-making process, key outcomes and proposed next steps in the coming months!
– Alex Slichter, Board President
Board President Bio:
Alex Slichter has been on the Twin Cities Co-op Partners Board since 2017 and is currently in the final year of his second term. Prior to the consolidation, he served on the Linden Hills Board. Alex was an early proponent of consolidation among the Minneapolis-area co-ops and served as chair of the consolidation steering committee. He has also served on the finance and leadership committees.
Alex has spent his career in food after receiving a BS in chemistry from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the University of Memphis. He currently manages the sales and business aspects of a local engineering firm serving the food and agriculture industry. His work takes him to exotic and not-so-exotic locales such as trips to Thailand, Brazil, and Turkey balanced out by visits to Iowa, Ohio, and Kansas.
Alex currently lives in Edina with his wife, two children, and a high school exchange student from Spain.