Mark Broadhurst has been toiling in public affairs and policy for all of his more than 25 years in government, politics, media and business. For nearly half of his career, he has honed his skills and expertise in the consumer product and food industries.
Now based in SoHo in Lower Manhattan and currently leading a team of public affairs professionals at founder led Chobani, the maker of America's No. 1–selling Greek Yogurt brand and the second largest yogurt manufacturer in the U.S., Mark is crafting public affairs strategies that help drive Chobani’s belief in serving as a catalyst for positive change – change to improve public health and policy, the environmental, economic and social wellness of Chobani’s supply chain and the communities where it thrives, and finally, importantly, change in the food industry which leads to better outcomes, better options and better food for more people.
Founded on the belief that people have great taste—they just need great options, under Mark’s leadership Chobani is becoming increasingly engaged in dairy and other agricultural policymaking, including standards of identity, child nutrition, opening new markets for yogurt, and immigration reform, to name a few. Driven by its values, Chobani is expanding its reputation as a food focused wellness company, building on its strong foundation of providing better, accessible food to more people all the while generously giving back to the communities Chobani calls home and the constituencies with whom Chobani partners to make a difference. As a member of the Chobani Demand team, Mark counsels and collaborates with Chobani business functions, and leads strategic public policy engagement, local, state and federal government relations, industry and trade matters, community relations, supply chain engagement, philanthropy and social impact.
Mark had a sweet run prior to Chobani where for more than a decade he served as a member of the global corporate affairs team at Mars, building a successful state government program and leading on issues in health and nutrition, sustainability, taxation, animal welfare and business development.
A Dickinson College philosophy major, Mark began his career in presidential politics, worked in the Pacific for a territorial governor and on the Hill for a Member of Congress. The father of five, Mark left public service for the corporate world at his wife’s urging shortly before their fourth child was born. He and his wife, though sometimes weary, are active in their community of Long Valley, NJ.