President – Midwest Region
Michael Bashaw’s career with Whole Foods Market started 20 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 until 1998 when he landed in the Midwest. Michael continued his career by leading two of Whole Foods Market's Chicago stores before moving to Toronto, Ontario, to open the Company’s first international store in 2002. In 2007, Michael was hired as the Midwest region’s construction coordinator, overseeing the building of 10 new stores in the region, in addition to completing two major store remodeling projects. His success in that position led him to his current role as vice president of store design and development, a new title within the company. Michael has been in his current role as regional president since of June 2009.
Michael is a three-time Global All Star and nine-time Regional All Star.