Three New Leaders to Join PCC Markets’ Executive Team

PCC Community Markets announced three new members to join their Executive team: Chris Naismith appointed Chief Financial Officer; Susan Livingston appointed Vice President, Marketing + Purpose; and Michele Mallory appointed Vice President, IT. These three appointments fill out their leadership team, helmed by Krish Srinivasan, who rose to the role of CEO in January of this year.

PCC is the nation’s largest food co-op grocer, with 16 locations across the Puget Sound region. Their enduring success is largely due to the commitment to their principles of economic, social, and environmental responsibility, which resonates with their customers. PCC’s new leadership team is well suited to carry on this commitment and grow in a challenging retail environment.

Chris Naismith joins the team with more than two decades of experience in retail, having served as CFO and other senior financial roles at notable companies like Walt Disney Co, Gap Inc., Williams Sonoma, Microsoft, and Sur La Table. Working for an organization with shared values is important to Naismith, who states, “I am excited to join such a purpose driven company where I can combine my professional and personal passions. It is a privilege to deeply align with the values of your business, and I look forward to collaborating with our staff and community to help bring forward the financial vision for the co-op.”

Susan Livingston has over 25 years of experience in marketing and social impact, having developed purpose-driven brand strategy for major corporations such as Nike and Whole Foods Market. Susan will lead PCC’s initiative to merge their Marketing and Social & Environmental Responsibility teams into the new Marketing + Purpose department.

Michelle Mallory brings over 20 years of technology experience to her new role as VP of IT. In an ever-evolving retail landscape, Michelle promises to keep PCC on the leading edge of retail and e-commerce technologies. Mallory states, “I am a strong believer that technology and data hold the key to innovation. I am thrilled to be in an environment at PCC that places high importance on innovative thinking, collaboration, and continuous improvement.”