Commencement 2013 - Commencement Speaker Walter RobbUploaded by Office of Communications on May 4, 2013
Under his guidance as Co-CEO, Whole Foods Market has become the leading retailer of natural and organic foods and was named America's Healthiest Grocery Store by Health magazine. The company is known for being a champion for sustainable and socially responsible business practices. The company supports organic farming, promotes reusable bags in its stores, and was the first major retailer in the U.S. to offset 100 percent of its energy costs with wind power credits.
Robb also has several personal ties to Pacific. His two sons, Ted '02 and Chris '06, attended the University, and last year he donated $100,000 to the founding of the Ted and Chris Robb Garden on the Stockton campus. He also serves on the University's Board of Regents, where he helped lead an effort two years ago to establish a community garden at the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento.