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October 19, 2022

Portland native named CEO of door-to-door delivery business

Portland native Nancy Pak was named CEO of Walden Local Meat Co., a Massachusetts-based, direct-to-consumer share program that hand-delivers meat products to consumers' doorsteps across the Northeast, including Maine and New Hampshire.

Jamie LaDuca
Portland native Nancy Pak previously served as vice president and general manager of Tom's of Maine.

Pak spent more than 20 years at Colgate-Palmolive, where she eventually rose to vice president and general manager of Tom's of Maine. Pak led an innovative growth plan and secured a certified B Corp status for the iconic brand. B Corp certification is earned by a business that meets verified standards ranging from employee benefits and charitable giving to supply chain practices.

Most recently, Pak served as Tate's Bake Shop's CEO before moving into the president of North American ventures for Mondelēz International, the parent company of Tate's Bake Shop.

"As a transformative leader in regenerative agriculture, Walden Local stands for much more than just its delicious food, it has a long-standing commitment to partner farmers in the Northeast and is a testament to how a business can have a lasting impact on its surrounding communities and the food industry," said Pak. "I look forward to accelerating Walden Local's presence in households across the Northeast and championing its commitment to improving our environment."

Walden Local Meat Co., based in Tewksbury, serves more than 30,000 member families and partners with nearly 100 local farms. It produces 100% grass-fed beef and other pasture-raised meat from nearby principled farms. 

"As a founder, searching for a new CEO can be a fraught exercise, as there is a desire to find someone who will both protect the company's values and culture while also pushing us to grow in new ways," said Charley Cummings, founder and board chair of Walden Local Meat Co.  

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