"With a long history in the natural foods business as a retailer and consultant, Walter Robb joined Whole Foods Market in December 1991. He opened and operated the Mill Valley store until his promotion to President of the Northern Pacific Region in July 1993. Under Robb, the region grew from two to seventeen stores and four acquisitions were completed during his tenure. Walter also served a two-year term as a member of the Board of Directors of the Organic Trade Association. Robb is currently Executive Vice President of Operations and oversees four of the company's seven regions. Robb was named a member of the Natural Foods Merchandiser's initial Dream Team in 1990. He graduated from Stanford University in 1976. "