Tewksbury-based Walden Local Meat Co. appoints Nancy Pak as new CEO

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TEWKSBURY, MA – Walden Local Meat Co., a Tewksbury-based company that delivers food from local farms to its member families, has announced the hiring of a new general manager.

Nancy Pak joins the company after what Walden Local said in a statement was an “extensive search to find someone who has demonstrated leadership experience building mission-driven brands without sacrificing their primary purpose.”

Pak most recently served as President of North American Ventures for Mondelēz International, one of the world’s largest snack companies. Prior to that, she was CEO of Tate’s Bake Shop, owned by Mondelēz International.

Earlier in her career, Pak spent more than 20 years at Colgate-Palmolive, where she eventually served as vice president and general manager of Tom’s of Main, the maker of natural toothpaste, deodorant, body care and baby care products.

“I am thrilled and honored to be the new leader of Walden Local and to continue its ‘locals first’ mission and business approach,” said Pak. “As a transformative leader in regenerative agriculture, Walden Local stands for more than its delicious food, it has a long-standing commitment to North East partner farmers and is a testament to how one business can have a lasting impact. on its environment, communities and the food industry.

Pak continued, “I look forward to accelerating Walden Local’s presence in Northeast homes and championing its commitment to improving our environment.”

Walden Local said it currently serves more than 30,000 member families and partners with nearly 100 local farms. The company said it is committed to providing 100% grass-fed beef and other pasture-raised meats from neighboring principle farms.

Charley Cummings, chairman of the board and founder of Walden Local Meat Co., said that when looking for CEOs, it was important to identify someone who would protect the values ​​and culture of the company, while by developing the business.

“Walden Local has always been a very deliberately values-driven company with a strong collaborative culture,” Cummings said. “(Pak) believes in the fundamental ethics and impact-driven strategy of business. After focused research, Walden’s Board of Directors and I are very pleased to have him lead of the next chapter of Walden Local and to partner with them to continue to develop our region’s pastures-grassroots agriculture.”

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