The National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) has hired Jon Lillesve as a business analyst in the organization’s purchasing department.
“We’re pleased to have Jon Lillesve join our team,” said Robynn Shrader, CEO of NCGA. “We continue to strengthen and enhance our support services for member food co-ops as they, in turn, continue to grow in sales and prominence in the natural foods industry.”
Lillesve began working out of NCGA’s St. Paul, Minn., office on June 30 and reports to director of purchasing Dave Blackburn.
Lillesve brings several years of experience to his new position. Most recently, he worked as an analyst with Travelers Insurance in St. Paul. In addition to his work experience, Lillesve also volunteers for Habitat for Humanity and United Way.
Founded in 1999, NCGA is a business services cooperative for 114 consumer-owned food co-ops operating more than 145 stores in 32 states, with combined annual sales of nearly $1.2 billion.