Global Vice President of Team Member Services
For over 10 years, Mark Ehrnstein
has been a highly visible, true "face" of Human Relations at Whole Foods Market
Jumping on board the Whole Foods Market team in 1999 as the Director of Team Member Services for the Northern Pacific Region where he
lead all Team Member Service Activities for 21 stores, serving 3,500 team members and managed recruitment and hiring for the opening of 10 new stores.
In 2003, Mark became the Executive Coordinator of Team Member Services in the Southwest Region where he directed the development and administration of human resources policies and practices for the five-state region and 6,000+ team members.
In 2009, Mark was named Whole Foods Market's Global Vice President of Team Member Services.
In this role, Mark
oversees six global sub-teams, ultimately serving more than 52,000 team members throughout the Company's 12 regions in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.
In 2005, Mark
was recognized by leadership as a National Global All *Star most notably for his
emersion in the Hurricane Katrina response.
Following the natural disaster, Mark
worked seven days a week for over three weeks straight to ensure that every one of the 565 team members impacted by the catastrophe not only received a full month's wages, but was given an additional $2,000+ dollars to help relocate and a guaranteed job in a neighboring Whole Foods Market store.
has received a total of three National Global All *Star awards (2000, 2005 and 2008) two Regional All *Star awards (2000 and 2004), including the Southwest Region's MVP award in 2004.
In 2007, Mark
Senior Professional in Human Resources certification from the Society of Human Resource Management
Mark lives in Austin, TX with his
wife and fellow team member Renée and their three sons, Jacob, Nick and Sam.
When not in the office, Mark
enjoys mountain biking, practicing yoga and true to his
California roots, is an avid surfer.
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