Alan Lewis navigates government affairs and food and agriculture policy for Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, a health food store chain operating more than 140 stores in 19 states. He also oversees organic certification and compliance while supporting the development of small local food producers.
Alan serves on the board of the Organic and Natural Health Association and has been a speaker at many of food, farming, nutrition and political events, including a presentation at TEDx Boulder in 2014. Long a student of political activism, his focus is on communicating with policymakers and stakeholders at the federal, state, and local levels using non-confrontational and inclusive frameworks. Alan serves as a Store representative.