Michael Bashaw’s career with Whole Foods Market started 27 years ago as a Bread and Circus Team Member in the North Atlantic Region. As he moved up the ranks, opportunities within the company provided him with broad experience, working in stores in Northern California and along the East Coast. He moved from the North Atlantic Region to the Midwest Region in 1998.
In the Midwest Region, Michael led two of the company’s Chicagoland stores before moving to Toronto, Ontario, to open the Company’s first international store in 2002. In 2007, Michael was selected as the Midwest Region’s Construction Coordinator, overseeing the building of 10 new stores, plus completing two major store remodeling projects. His success in that position led to his promotion to the company’s first position as Vice President of Store Design and Development. Michael has been in his current role as Regional President since June 2009. Under his leadership the region has expanded from 21 to 59 stores.
Michael is a six-time Global All Star and twelve-time Regional All Star.