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•  Seattle-based PCC Community Markets (PCC), the largest food co-op in the US, announced that Chris Naismith, a former CFO at both Sur La Table and Microsoft Retail Stores, has been named the co-op's new CFO. 

PCC also announced that Susan Livingston, a former Global Marketing Director and Regional Marketing Director at Whole Foods, has joined the co-op as Vice President, Marketing + Purpose.

And, Michele Mallory, former Head of Information Technology at Farmers New World Life, has been named PCC's new Vice President, IT.

PCC noted in the announcement that Naismith is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University … which gives her a ton of street cred in my book.