|Board of Directors: Notes From a Newbie|
by Anna Edson
You may know Pamela at the customer service desk. She is the small woman from Texas with the million-dollar smile. She asked me last spring if I would want to run for the board, and I responded without too much thought, “Yeah, why not?” Then in June, she handed me a candidate packet. I guess she was serious! I thought about it: would I be able to understand the financial statements well enough? Would I feel intimidated by all of the knowledge and experience on the board? Still, maybe it would be a good thing to have another staff member on the board, to add knowledge about what happens on the store floor.
I’ve been working at the Co-op a long time, since 1998. I started in produce, spent some time in bulk and grocery, then went over to Dottie’s. I took a break for a little over a year, and then spent most of my time in the front end when I returned to the BFC. I am now one of the front-end supervisors, and one of the Shareholder Services coordinators.