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 at Whole Foods Market, Sonya leads merchandising, marketing, communications and e-commerce, as well as oversees digital product management for the company.

Sonya is passionate about putting 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 was a company officer 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.