John McNamara


co-op developer, activist, educator, member, and thinker.

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I have been in the co-op community for close to three decades. I spent most of that time at Union Cab of Madison Cooperative as a worker-owner. Since 2014, I have been helping other start or improve cooperative for the Northwest Cooperative Development Center. I have a Master in Management: Co-operatives and Credit Unions from Saint Mary's University, where I am also finished a Ph.D. in Business Administration (management). I teach on co-ops and democratic management during the summer at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. I am especially interested in sociocracy and creating management tools native to the cooperative values and principles.