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Keith Howard-Streicher

University Program Director

Why do you want to be on the Outpost Natural Foods Board of Directors?

I believe in collectivism, that is everyone working together for the good of the group. I believe in egalitarianism and that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and equal opportunities. Outpost Natural Foods is the embodiment of my beliefs personified. Outpost exists for its owners, the people, and works for the betterment of them and not solely for a big profit. I truly admire such a trait in business and believe it should be the purpose and at the heart of any business.

What professional skills do you bring to a Board position of a $50 million business?

For two years, I sat on the board of the second largest budgeted federal agency. I bring a host of skills to the board including successful negotiations; diversity; budget, people, and marketing management; discretion; and results. I've founded a non-profit for veterans, worked at the highest level of government advising a US Congressmen, a candidate for US Senator, and a Secretary of the United States. I attended Stanford University Graduate School of Business executive program. In many positions, including my current one, I have been a good steward and standard barrier and I would do the same as a board member of Outpost Natural Foods.

Describe your prior involvement with community organizations and/or cooperatives.

I worked with several cooperatives in urban areas of Washington, D.C. to bring the community healthy and home-grown foods. I have campaigned and done community organizing and community work in Milwaukee as Campaign Manager for a sitting elected official, lobbied for support for gay marriage and LGBT equality on the steps of the Supreme Court, fought for equality for black, disabled, youth etc., and knocked on doors for the rights of all citizens and human beings.

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