Organic advocate and former Whole Foods co-CEO to speak with Ilitch School students on March 28

Walter Robb, former co-CEO of Whole Foods and currently an adviser and mentor to the next era of food companies, will come to Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business on Thursday, March 28, to participate in an informal dialogue with the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders currently enrolled at the Ilitch School. Robb will cover a broad range of topics including the path to success, what investors look for and how to work with mentors and advisors.

Robb’s conversation with students will take place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in MIKE 139/145. This event is free and open to all WSU students, but registration is required.

Walter Robb joined Whole Foods Market in 1991 and in 2010 was named co-CEO, at which time he joined the Whole Foods Market Board of Directors. In 2017, he transitioned his leadership focus to mentoring and supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs through the creation of Stonewall Robb Advisors. Robb brings his considerable experience and network into each new project, and organizations of all sizes can benefit from his passionate approach to leadership and purpose driven business.

Robb will provide a unique perspective on the emerging food economy in Detroit and southeast Michigan, including the recent announcement by Eastern Market to open a new food accelerator space and the efforts of a number of individuals and organizations focused on developing sustainable food systems rooted in the communities they serve.

The Mike Ilitch School of Business is located at 2771 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201. Paid parking is available in Olympia Development’s Temple West Garage at 123 Temple St. There is also a free campus shuttle that runs directly from the west end of WSU Parking Structure 1 off Palmer to the Ilitch School.

Please register today to attend or contact for more information.

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