PATRICK CONLON – DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Patrick got his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Cal State Fullerton. Patrick has owned business over the last decade but noticed the traditional business structures limited the options of his employees if they made valuable contributions. He got interested in Worker Cooperatives by listening to Dr. Richard Wolff in 2013 which inspired him to bring him to Orange County, Ca to a speaking engagement. During the pandemic he creating the concept of Shop.coop to help support the effort help worker cooperatives grow but also use the surplus to help knew cooperatives succeed.