Michelle Andersen is the CEO of the Boise Co-op, a sustainably-focused, community-owned grocer located in Boise, Idaho that sees annual revenues upwards of over 40 million. The Co-op has been a pillar in the community since 1973 and sources foods from more than 225 local producers within 150 miles, keeping products fresh and their origins transparent. As a social, environmental, and economic force in the community, the Co-op is a leading incubator for natural foods entrepreneurs, as well as local sustainability initiatives including recycling, clean energy, and community gardens.
Michelle holds more than 20 years of experience in corporate leadership and has a long history of success working in cross-functional teams and cultivating strong organizational relationships. Before the Boise Co-op, Michelle headed brand operations at QuickFish, a sustainable seafood startup created by Sustainable Restaurant Group. Michelle has a background of managing portfolios in excess of $600 million from her time in corporate Starbucks, with operations that stretch across the United States. Her career has molded her into a professional with a passion for problem-solving and a knack for championing brands from the inside out.