Bernadette Hobson

Bernadette Hobson
Senior Manager, Government Affairs, PepsiCo

Bernadette Hobson is Senior Manager, Government Affairs at PepsiCo. In this role, she oversees the relationship with U.S. Federal government agencies and Congress, developing and executing a U.S. Federal outreach and engagement strategy, and leads coordination efforts on global strategic priorities and issues that have a U.S. Federal dimension.

Prior to PepsiCo, Bernadette was appointed to serve in the Administration of President Barack Obama as Deputy White House Liaison at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and was responsible for developing an engagement and retention strategy for 248 political appointees and advancing President Obama’s Diversity and Leadership Initiative in collaboration with the Office of Presidential Personnel at the White House.

Before her appointment at USDA, Bernadette led the coordinating efforts of the U.S. – Mexico Clean Energy and Climate Policy Task Force at the U.S.