Prairie Food Co-op Community Grocery

Arkadiusz Golonka


  • Hometown: Lombard
  • Owner #: 356
  • Term: 1st term ends June 2018
  • Contact¬†Arek

Why are you interested in serving on the Prairie Food Board of Directors?
I care for my community and the food we eat.

Employment: Please tell us about your Past or Present Employment
Operations Analyst, Procurement Manager Supply ad Demand Planner. I have a broad range of sourcing, contracting and finance skills.

Volunteer: Membership/Affiliations past and present
Interim PFC Board Member

Which of the following areas do you have expertise?
Management, Finance, Contracting

Please provide details on any marked expertise below
I have managed many projects and people. The projects scoped from process improvements to billion dollar initiatives.

What experience, education, and skills do you have that you feel will contribute to your effectiveness as a Prairie Food Director?
I have a Bachelors in Operations Management along with various professional certifications. I feel my finance, contract negotiation, and procurement experience in the food industry will be valuable before and after the doors open. I also have a broad range of trade skills resulting from my completion of the HVAC program at ETI is Addison.

What are your personal goals for Prairie Food Co-op?
My personal goals are to ensure a fair, just and accountable environment while we gain funding and transition into a brick and mortar location.

What experiences have you had with food co-ops in the past?
I was a customer.

What do you hope to achieve from your board experience?
I hope to expand my leadership and policy governance expertise.


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