Brooke Buchanan (989x1280)Brooke is Global Vice President of Communications & Government Affairs for Whole Foods Market, Inc., which is America’s first national certified organic grocer and operates over 460 stores worldwide. She leads Whole Foods Market’s public relations, internal communications and government affairs efforts.

Brooke has previously served as Vice President of Communications at Theranos, Vice President of Public Relations for Williams-Sonoma and held multiple senior positions at Wal-Mart. Prior to her corporate experience, she spent over eight years in political and government communications. She has extensive experience in government affairs, having served as the National Press Secretary for the McCain-Palin campaign in 2008.

In her new role with Whole Foods, Brooke is bringing together our PR and Team Member Communications teams to create a strategic, comprehensive communications program advancing the company’s brand identity and broadening awareness of our company’s mission. In addition to the media relations and internal communications functions, she will have responsibility for government affairs and crisis communications. Brooke has recently relocated to Austin from San Francisco with her beautiful Golden Retriever, Lola.