Libby Cook Mentor 2015....

Living in: Longmont, CO — United States

  • - Co-founder of Wild Oats
  • - Founder & Executive Director of Philanthropiece
  • - Co-founder of Sunflower Markets
  • - 1998 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • - JD from the University of Colorado, Boulder
Impact: Agriculture, Food & Nutrition, Fair Trade & Organic...
Geographic Interest: North America
Expertise: Board Development, Entrepreneurship, Raising Capital,...
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"Founder and Executive Director of Philanthropiece"

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Libby Cook has been practicing international and general corporate law for 26 years. Ms. Cook co-founded Wild Oats Markets, the second largest natural foods supermarket chain in North America, serving as its executive Vice President and General Counsel from 1987 to 2001. In 2001 Ms. Cook subsequently co-founded Sunflower Markets, another natural foods grocery chain, serving as its President from 2001 to 2005. In 2005 Ms. Cook turned her focus to the philanthropic world where she serves as Co-Executive Director of Philanthropiece Foundation, a private operating foundation she originally founded in 1987. Ms. Cook currently serves on the board of directors of United Western Bank, Colorado State University’s Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise Masters Program and Ellie’s Home Organic Center, a division of Eco Products, Inc. She has served on the Board of Directors for various private schools in Colorado and on the Steering Committee of the Peace Jam Foundation. Ms. Cook has received numerous commendations and awards for her entrepreneurial achievements. In 2006 Ms. Cook was recognized by the Boulder History Museum as a New Pioneer, honoring her contributions to Boulder.

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