PCC Board of Trustees report, June 2013

This article was originally published in June 2013

A loss in the family

On the evening of our 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.

We wanted to share some fun photos of Bryan’s time on the board, as well as some 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-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

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

Election, board and member meetings

We’ll report on the April 23 annual meeting, May 28 board meeting and election results in the July Sound Consumer. Check our website now for recaps.

The next board meeting is scheduled for June 25 at the co-op office at 5 p.m. Member comment period is at 7 p.m.

Also in this issue

Soil & Sea: reports from our producers

The cherry crop could be smaller this year, food prices continue to rise, and bluefin tuna are functionally exctinct. But not all food news is bad this month: Seafood Watch has upgraded the sustainability status of several species of fish.

News bites, June 2013

Fruit flies choose organic, EU bans bee-killing pesticides, Consumers reject GE salmon, and more

What shrimp is sustainable?

Shrimp is the most popular seafood in the United States — Americans collectively consume more than 1 billion pounds of it every year. About 90 percent is imported from overseas, primarily Asia and Latin America.