1235 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee FL •  850.942.2557

Steve Kobs Named General Manager of New Leaf Market Co-op


Steve Kobs will be the next General Manager of New Leaf Market Co-op. “We feel really lucky to get Steve. He has excellent management experience and has great knowledge about co-op leadership,” shared Board President June Wiaz. “Others who have worked with Steve say he is level-headed and insightful,” added June, “Even in the short time we have known him, Steve has been enthusiastic and has already contributed smart ideas.” Steve’s work experience includes leadership positions in food co-ops in Minneapolis, Idaho and California. His professional background is in human resources and loss prevention and he has served on several not-for-profit boards. “I am excited about working with so many experienced colleagues who know the community so well and have been committed to providing quality products and excellent service,” Steve said. “It is great to have so many local farmers and fresh products made in each store every day.”

Steve begins training on Monday, August 15 and will officially relieve interim general manager’s Cristin Burns and Ben Goldberg on Monday, August 22. Steve expects to split his time between the Apalachee location and the new Bannerman store.

Get to know Steve in person at one of two General Manager Meet and Greets on Saturday, September 17 from 2 pm-4 pm at the Parkway store or on Friday, September 30 from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm at the Bannerman store. Steve can be reached at skobs@newleafmarket.coop or 850-942-2557 ext. 237.


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