Senior Global Coordinator of Local Brands, Product Innovation & Development
As Senior Global Coordinator of Local Brands, Product Innovation & Development, Elly Truesdell leads strategic partnerships for local purchasing programs across the company. Truesdell’s expertise in food trends and brand development grew from her eight years of leadership in purchasing and marketing at Whole Foods Market’s Northeast Region. Truesdell made her mark by identifying and launching local products, overseeing the Northeast’s grocery program and cultivating emerging suppliers for national distribution.
Just after earning a degree in media studies from the University of Virginia, Truesdell worked with organic farms and food justice organizations, which solidified her interest in the food industry. When she’s not discovering new brands, she spends her time cooking, traveling, hiking, and enjoying life with friends and family.