Peter Larkin, principal/owner of Larkin Consulting LLC and former president and CEO of the National Grocers Association (NGA), has joined the Manomet Inc. Board of Directors. Now in its 50th year, Plymouth, Massachusetts-based Manomet is a science-driven sustainability nonprofit committed to building a more sustainable world.
In his current role, Larkin leads Larkin Consulting, a firm that helps organizations learn how to successfully navigate the complex world of supermarkets, grocery and specialty wholesalers and industry suppliers. Before September 2019, Larkin was the president and CEO of the NGA, a national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry.
Larkin brings to Manomet nearly four decades of experience working in the food system.
“Since learning of Manomet’s great and groundbreaking work developing the Grocery Stewardship Certification program, I believe can help expand the reach to many more food retailers and in doing so, help the industry and advance Manomet’s mission,” says Larkin.
“Manomet is extremely fortunate to have such an experienced and respected leader joining our board,” said Cheryl Botieri, VP of mission advancement, Manomet. “I look forward to working with him to help build a healthier, more sustainable world where birds are plentiful, forests are healthy and resilient, fisheries are strong and diverse, and where people are more connected with nature.”
“Peter Larkin brings a long background of community service and for-profit leadership to the Manomet board,” said Nancy Dempze, president of the Manomet board and a partner at Hemenway & Barnes. “His experience will definitely provide key insights into the retail industry and help us to expand our work helping the grocery industry to be more sustainable. I look forward to working with him.”