Experts : Leadership Team

Angela Lorenzen

President, Pacific Northwest Region

Angela Lorenzen is the Regional President for Whole Foods Market’s Pacific Northwest region where she oversees stores in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.

Bart Beilman

Global Vice President, Distribution

Betsy Foster

Global Vice President, Growth & Business Development

Bill Jordan

President, Rocky Mountain Region

Bill Jordan has worked in the natural foods industry since 1985. Bill grew up in Southern California and began working as a courtesy clerk at Mrs. Gooch’s, a business Whole Foods Market acquired in 1993.

Bobby Turner

President, South Region

Bobby Turner joined Whole Foods Market in 1993. He is a professional in the Natural and Organic industry, with 20+ years of experience in retail operations, supply chain management, and supplier relations.

Brian O’Connell

Global Vice President, Operational Finance

Brooke Buchanan

Global Vice President, Communications

As Global Vice President of Communications, Brooke Buchanan leads Whole Foods Market’s public relations, internal communications and government affairs efforts.

Christina Minardi

President, Northeast Region

Christina Minardi was born in Paterson, New Jersey and grew up in a bakery that has been run by her family since 1927.

Cindy McCann

Global Vice President, Investor Relations

Don J. Clark

Global Vice President, Non-Perishables

Don Clark is global vice president of purchasing for non-perishables at Whole Foods Market. He joined Whole Foods Market in November 2015 and in this role, Clark is responsible for all functions of Whole Foods Market’s non-perishable business, including growth through strong supplier relationships, inventory and category management initiatives and the management and expansion of the grocer’s robust exclusive brands program, which generated approximately $1.8 billion in sales in fiscal year 2014 from approximately 4,400 SKUs led by the company’s 365 Everyday Value® line.

Heather Stern

General Counsel and Global Vice President, Legal Affairs

Jeff Turnas

President , Whole Foods Market 365

Jeff Turnas is president of 365 by Whole Foods Market. He was appointed to lead Whole Foods Market’s new retail store brand in June 2015.

Juan Nunez

President, Florida Region

Juan Núñez has spent his career in natural and organic foods beginning with Mrs. Gooch’s Natural Foods in California in 1982.

Karen Christensen

Global Vice President, Perishables

Laura Derba

President, North Atlantic Region

With nearly 30 years of experience in the grocery industry, Laura Derba has firsthand knowledge of every aspect of grocery store operation.

Martin Tracey

Global Vice President, Team Member Services

As Global Vice President of Team Member Services (HR), Martin Tracey is responsible for the end-to-end team member experience including recruitment, compensation and benefits, talent analytics, learning and development and payroll operations for more than 87,000 team members.

Michael Bashaw

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.

Omar Gaye

President , Southwest Region

Omar Gaye is Regional President of Whole Foods Market’s Southwest Region where he oversees stores in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. Before this role, Omar was president of Whole Foods Market’s South Region for five years.

Patrick Bradley

President, Southern Pacific Region

His passion for food, innovation, creativity and retail excellence have contributed to the on-going success of Whole Foods Market.

Rob Twyman

President, Northern California Region

Rob Twyman is President of Whole Foods Market’s Northern California Region.

Sam Ferguson

Global Vice President, Accounting/Controller

Scott Allshouse

President, Mid Atlantic Region

Scott Allshouse’s career in the grocery industry has spanned three decades, beginning at age 15.

Sonya Gafsi Oblisk

Global Vice President, Marketing

Sonya Gafsi Oblisk is a seasoned marketing leader with more than 15 years of experience in retail, consumer products and affinity marketing. As Global Vice President of Marketing, Oblisk leads Whole Foods Market’s marketing, advertising and brand development efforts, including digital, social media and consumer relationship strategies.