PCC Board of Trustees
A loss in the family
On the evening of our April 23rd annual meeting we were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of our trustees, Bryan D. Pearce. Bryan, who until February was CEO of the University Bookstore, was a very engaged PCC trustee since 2010. He will be remembered fondly by board, management and staff.
We wanted to share here some fun photos of Bryan’s time on the board, as well as thoughts from a few of his PCC colleagues.
"Bryan's service as a trustee was guided by two principles, that the success of a business stems from an enthusiastic commitment to excellence, and that all good companies understand and fully embrace their obligations to their employees, the communities they serve, and the natural environment. Our board and the entire PCC community will miss him." Stephen Tan, PCC trustee 2006 to present
"PCC has lost a valuable voice with the passing of Bryan. His contributions as a trustee were always wise and thoughtful. Clearly he was a talented businessman and retailer and he loved his work at the UW bookstore. His demeanor was positive and warm and I am so appreciative of having had the opportunity to know him. He will be missed." Carol Binder, PCC trustee 2008-present
"Bryan was a valued member of the PCC board. With his executive management expertise, insightful questions, candid demeanor and passion for PCC’s business, Bryan served an important role in helping the board advance its work." Julianne Lamsek, PCC trustee 2008-present
"In five years on the PCC board I had the pleasure of working with several wonderful people. Bryan always stood out from the pack. There were of course his ever-present purple shirts, but Bryan made his mark in far more important ways, as well. It was obvious to all that Bryan was a man of intellect and integrity. You always knew what he stood for and you never doubted his honesty, sincerity or good will. Bryan Pearce is a man that I’ve always looked up to and the world is a better place because of him. We will miss him dearly. May he rest in peace." Buzz Hofford, PCC trustee 2007-2011
"Bryan brought great perspective to his work with the PCC board. We could always count on him energetically sharing his insights into the co-op’s operations based on his extensive experience in both finance and operations. He was a warm and supportive face and a great resource for us all. We were fortunate to have our time with him; he will be greatly missed." Tracy Wolpert, CEO and Randy Lee, CFO
At the January 29th meeting, the board heard reports from the Board Development, and Member Relations committees and discussed the agenda for the February board retreat. Marketing and Membership director Laurie Albrecht gave a presentation on the millennial grocery shopper.
The March 28th board meeting agenda featured discussion of the 2012 financial audit. The auditors reported that PCC has a “healthy balance sheet” and found no significant deficiencies in their audit. There also was discussion of the Ends Policies monitoring reports on 2012 operations.
The board development committee reported on the February board retreat which featured a deep discussion of the current language in the Ends Policies. The member relations committee reported on final planning for the April 23rd annual meeting. The board approved the committee’s proposal of July 23 for a board outreach event on GMO labeling.
The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be Tuesday, May 28 at 5 p.m. at the co-op office. Members are welcome at all public sessions of the board meeting. Member comment period is at 7 p.m.
The 2013 board election dates are April 23 through May 21 with four PCC members vying for three open seats:
- John Sheller (managing librarian), incumbent
- Taso Lagos (university professor)
- Karen May (retired engineering manager)
- Art Scheunemann (business development executive)
Who's on the board now?
You may want to remind yourself of who the new trustees will be joining on the board.
- Carol Binder: Retired executive director at Pike Place Market. Eligible for renomination in 2014.
- Julianne Lamsek: Director of Information Technology at KCTS 9 Public Television.Eligible for renomination in 2014.
- Maggie Lucas: Parent, community advocate, attorney. Eligible for renomination in 2015.
- Sandy Voit: Owner, Tangible Solutions (personal finances counseling). Eligible for renomination in 2015.
- Stephen Tan: Managing Partner at Cascadia Law Group, specializing in environmental and natural resources law. Not eligible for renomination due to term limits.
- Bruce Williams: Serves on the board of the Wenatchee River Institute, the Board of Commissioners of Cascade Medical Center and co-chairs the board alumni group of Forterra. Eligible for renomination in 2014.
Contact the board
E-mail us at Regular mail should go to the co-op office at 4201 Roosevelt Way, NE, Seattle, Wash. 98105.