John Tashiro

General Manager 

25 years of living and working across four continents has helped shape John who brings a diverse and international background to the Co-op. His experience spans from the corporate world managing global beverage brands and projects such as the Olympics Games to the last decade in non profits organizations addressing poverty in developing countries through Fair Trade and finding environmental solutions at 1% for the Planet. John is driven by a restless curiously and abundance of optimism and energy to continuously search for ways to do more good and do well, something that aligns beautifully with the Co-op’s Global Ends and values.

Since joining in 2015, John has led the Co-op through its expansion into the South End as part of its next evolution along with other opportunities. “It truly is an honor and privilege to serve the Co-op, its members and broader community, and help build on its incredibly deep, rich and successful history” says John.

John earned a BA in International Business and Economics from Sophia University (in Japan) in conjunction with The University of Pennsylvania. A formerly ranked tennis player, John still enjoys befriending the fuzzy yellow ball, but these days, can be found more often taking advantage of the great Vermont outdoors hiking, cycling and sledding with his family.