Senior Director of Store Development, NCG Development Cooperative
Dave Blackburn, Senior Director of Store Development with National Co+op Grocers Development Co+op. Dave has worked in the food co-op sector for almost 30 years. In his current role with the NCG DC, he leads a team that has provided comprehensive support for over 100 co-op expansions and new stores. He has been with NCG since the reorganization in 2004 also working as Director of Purchasing and as the Eastern Region Development Director. Prior to joining NCG, Dave worked in co-op development as Executive Director of CGANE and as an area manager of the Manager-on-Contract program with Northeast Cooperatives overseeing the operations and planning for eight co-ops. He also has over fifteen years of retail management experience with food co-ops in Michigan and Minnesota.