Cindy Bolton has been a PCC Trustee since 2019 and serves as Board Vice Chair and on the Audit and Finance Committee and DEI sub-committee. Since 2016, Ms. Bolton has been the Chief Financial Officer of Seattle Art Museum, where she oversees finance, HR, legal, real estate, facilities, retail operations, venue experiences, and foodservice. She worked for two technology startups prior to SAM as Head of Finance and VP of Finance and Sales Operations respectively, and for Microsoft for the 10 years prior to that as Senior Finance Director in the enterprise software business group and global sales organization. Before Microsoft, Ms. Bolton worked at Unilever, and in IT and strategy consulting before and after business school. Her qualifications as a trustee include 25-plus years of dynamic leadership integrating strategy, finance and operations in global organizations, startups and nonprofits. She is known as a dot connector, servant leader, and truth teller.
PCC has been a part of my life since we moved here almost 20 years ago. We were fortunate to settle near the old Seward Park PCC location and became co-op members shortly thereafter. What I love about PCC is that everything is pre-vetted and represents the healthiest choices available. My kids have now outgrown the free fruit but when they were little, they took advantage of it on every trip. I appreciate PCC’s curated selection and the fact that I don’t have to worry about anything my kids pick up — thought and care have gone into everything that is on the shelves, which gives me great peace of mind as a mom.
I am very grateful to have PCC in my community, and to have been a member for almost two decades. I have been honored to serve PCC these past three years as a Trustee. The past two years, especially, were really hard at times — for our community, our country and the world. It has been heartening and humbling to see our staff pull together time and time again and meet the new challenges of the day. I have appreciated this as a Trustee but also as a member shopping in our stores, witnessing the care and creativity that went into ensuring that shelves were kept well stocked and that the store environment felt safe for shoppers and staff alike.
The Board approves the annual budget, but the day to day running of PCC is led by co-op and store leadership teams, with every employee playing an integral role in delivering on PCC’s mission to ensure that good food nourishes the communities we serve. In many ways, this seems more important now than ever, and it is inspiring to see. I have been honored to play a role in ensuring that PCC is set up to continue to deliver against its triple bottom line (financial, environmental and social) for the long-term. I bring 25-plus years of dynamic leadership experience in integrating finance, strategy and operations, creative and collaborative problem-solving skills, and the ability to view things through an equity (DEI) lens. I would be honored to be considered to serve for another term.
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