Board of Directors

You might not think serving up cake at a co-op is typical to the duties of a board director, but when you consider the importance of maintaining open relationships with more than 12,000 owners, it’s a good way for the board to connect with those they represent. By: Charli Mills, Editor, Living Naturally (Valley Natural Foods’ print publication). Featured in the Spring 2016 Living Naturally edition. Click here to view the entire issue. Ashlee Secord, board director for Valley Natural Foods, understands the call of multiple priorities that require time and attention. One afternoon she might serve cake and on another evening she might discuss board governance issues with her fellow directors. In between, she manages her personal priorities. It’s about finding balance. She says, “Much like my friends and family,I am busy! I personally live and breathe according to my Google calendar.” Secord manages