July 5-8
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ESSENCE Empowerment Stage

As Walmart CEO, Doug leads a strong management team tasked with helping people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices.

Each week, over 260 million customers and members visit our 11,723 stores under 59 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. Doug previously served as president and chief executive officer of the company’s International and Sam’s Club business units, and he is a longtime champion of Walmart’s customers, associates and culture. In 1984, he started out as an hourly summer associate in a Walmart distribution center. In 1990, while pursuing his MBA, he rejoined the company as an assistant manager in a Tulsa, Okla., Walmart store before moving to merchandising as a buyer trainee. 

Doug serves on the board of directors for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., as well as the Consumer Goods Forum, the U.S.-China Business Council and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. 

Originally from Jonesboro, Ark., Doug graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor of science in business administration and earned his MBA in finance from the University of Tulsa.