Walter Robb, former co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, will deliver the keynote address at the Specialty Foods Association’s 2018 Leadership Awards.

The awards will be presented Jan. 21 at the New York-based association’s Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. Robb stepped down as co-CEO of Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods in 2017 to focus on his roles as chairman of the Board for Whole Kids Foundation and the Whole Cities Foundation. He also serves on the board of directors for Union Square Hospitality, The Container Store, FoodMaven and HeatGenie.

"The SFA Leadership Awards honor people who do social good through their businesses,” says Phil Kafarakis, president of the Specialty Food Association. “Through his leadership at Whole Foods Market and in his newest ventures, Robb exemplifies the goodness of the specialty food industry."