Sonya Gafsi Oblisk is a seasoned business leader with nearly 20 years of experience in retail & consumer goods marketing and brand management. As Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer, Sonya leads marketing, merchandising, communications, e-commerce, enterprise analytics and business planning for the company as well as oversees product management at Whole Foods Market. Sonya is passionate about putting the company’s customers in the center of all decision making, and advancing Whole Foods Market’s mission as a company through its product quality standards. Prior to joining Whole Foods Market, she held an eight-year tenure at Walmart where she most recently served as Vice President of Marketing for Sam’s Club.
Sonya earned a Master of Business Administration degree from The Anderson School at UCLA and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University in Atlanta. She is a yoga enthusiast and an avid scuba diver. Sonya and her husband, Dave, enjoy traveling, cooking and walking the trails in Austin.