Welcome Our New GM!

Hampden Park Co-op Welcomes Our New General Manager Chuck Parsons

Hampden Park Cooperative Hires a New General Manager: Chuck Parsons

The HPC Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of our new General Manager Chuck Parsons! Chuck comes to HPC with over 30 years of leadership and management experience as a Chef, Director of Operations, and a General Manager.

This hire concludes a 4-month comprehensive search process that included multiple rounds of interviews with highly qualified candidates from across the country. “We structured our approach around best practices to attract a diverse pool of candidates from a wide range of backgrounds,” notes Kate Gray, HPC Board President, “and we used a thorough and thoughtful process that included staff input. We are excited to welcome Chuck Parsons as our new General Manager.”

Chuck has worked in the contract food service sector at Boeing Aerospace, The LA Times, IBM at Research Triangle Park, as well as university dining services around the country. Additionally, Chuck has successfully managed accounts to improve profitability, customer service, and safety. He will be bringing that same focus to HPC, paired with new concept development and employee and community engagement.

Chuck took the helm on May 7th. “I look forward to leading a community who deeply cares about food and about each other,” says Chuck. So if you see Chuck around the store, say "hi."

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email Lucia Cowles, Treasurer and Search Committee Chair.

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The Hampden Park Cooperative is a neighborhood grocery store and community hub with over 40 years of history in the South Saint Anthony Park Neighborhood. The cooperative’s mission is three-fold:

1. Build mutually beneficial relationships and shared equity between its stakeholders consisting of employees, owners and community members;
2. Provide convenient, accessible, and desirable healthy foods and products at fair prices;
3. Connect people to cooperative values and practices for a sustainable future.

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Adapted from the Press Release of May 3, 2018