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Leslie Watson

Based in Minneapolis, Leslie Watson is member of CDS Consulting Co-op's Board Leadership Development team. She spent ten years on the board of the Eastside Food Co-op, beginning the year before the store opened and including a stint as board president. Leslie is also a founding organizer of the Northeast Investment Cooperative, a co-op formed to make transformative investments in distressed real estate along her neighborhood’s commercial corridor. She embraces the co-op model and co-op startups as a great way of reshaping our relationships with our communities, and reorienting commerce and industry to serve people and planet ahead of other interests. But she thinks that cooperative Scrabble is just wrong.

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