People: Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)

WMT on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

S. Robson Walton

68 1992 Chairman of the Board

C. Douglas McMillon

47 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Charles Holley

56 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Rollin Ford

51 2012 Chief Administrative Officer, Executive Vice President

Karen Roberts

42 2013 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Jeffrey Gearhart

48 2013 Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary

Neil Ashe

45 2012 Executive Vice President, President and Chief Executive Officer - Global eCommerce

Dan Bartlett

41 2013 Executive Vice President - Corporate and Government Affairs

Rosalind Brewer

50 2012 Executive Vice President, President and Chief Executive Officer - Sam’s Club Division

M. Susan Chambers

56 2006 Executive Vice President - Global People

David Cheesewright

52 2014 Executive Vice President; President and Chief Executive Officer - International Division

William Simon

53 2010 Executive Vice President, President and Chief Executive Officer - Walmart U.S.

Steven Whaley

53 2007 Senior Vice President, Controller

James Cash

65 2013 Lead Independent Director

Pamela Craig

56 2013 Director

Michael Duke

64 2014 Director

Lee Scott

2011 Director

Jim Walton

64 2005 Director

Aida Alvarez

63 2006 Independent Director

M Burns

55 2003 Independent Director

Roger Corbett

2006 Independent Director

Douglas Daft

70 2005 Independent Director

Timothy Flynn

62 2012 Independent Director

Marissa Mayer

38 2012 Independent Director

Gregory Penner

43 2008 Independent Director

Steven Reinemund

65 2010 Independent Director

Arne Sorenson

54 2008 Independent Director

Christopher Williams

55 2004 Independent Director

Linda Wolf

65 2005 Independent Director

Carol Schumacher

Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

S. Robson Walton

Mr. S. Robson Walton serves as Chairman of the Board of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Mr. Walton is the Chairman of Walmart and has been a member of the Board since 1978. He joined the company in 1969 and, prior to becoming Chairman in 1992, held a variety of positions with the company, including Senior Vice President, Corporate Secretary, General Counsel and Vice Chairman. Before joining Walmart, Mr. Walton was in private law practice as a partner with the law firm of Conner & Winters in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In addition to his duties at Walmart, Mr. Walton is involved with a number of non-profit and educational organizations, including Conservation International, where he serves as Chairman of that organization’s executive committee, and the College of Wooster, where he is an Emeritus Life Trustee for the college.

C. Douglas McMillon

Mr. C. Douglas McMillon has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company, effective February 1, 2014. Mr. McMillon was also elected to the Board on November 22, 2013. Since January 2009, Mr. McMillon has served as the Company’s executive vice president and president and chief executive officer for Walmart International and he will continue in that role through January 31, 2014. Prior to becoming the Company’s executive vice president and president and chief executive officer for Walmart International, Mr. McMillon served as the executive vice president and president and chief executive officer of Sam’s Club beginning in August 2005. Before leading Sam’s Club, Mr. McMillon served as executive vice president of Sam’s Club merchandising and replenishment from August 2002 to August 2005, and as senior vice president and general merchandise manager of Walmart U.S. from October 1999 to August 2002. Mr. McMillon joined the Company in 1990 while attending college.

Charles Holley

Mr. Charles M. Holley, Jr., serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. From January 2007 to November 2010, he served as Executive Vice President, Finance and Treasurer. From December 2005 to January 2007, he served as Senior Vice President, Finance.

Rollin Ford

Mr. Rollin L. Ford serves as Chief Administrative Officer, Executive Vice President of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. From May 2006 to January 2012, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer. From February 2003 to April 2006, he served as Executive Vice President, Logistics and Supply Chain.

Karen Roberts

Ms. Karen Roberts has been appointed as Executive Vice President, General Counsel of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., effective February 01, 2013. Roberts is currently executive vice president and president -- Walmart Realty for Walmart U.S., where she is responsible for Walmart's real estate operations and a portfolio of close to 1 billion square feet. Prior to that, she was senior vice president and chief compliance officer for Walmart U.S., where she oversaw the establishment of food safety and product safety programs and directed a recycling program that kept more than 80 percent of all waste generated by U.S. operations out of landfills in 2011. Roberts joined Walmart in 1995 and has held various leadership positions that included vice president and general counsel for U.S. real estate and construction.

Jeffrey Gearhart

Mr. Jeffrey J. Gearhart serves as Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. From July 2010 to February 2013, he served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. From February 2009 to July 2010, he served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel. From December 2007 to February 2009, he served as Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel. From September 2003 to December 2007, he served as Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Division.

Neil Ashe

Mr. Neil M. Ashe serves as Executive Vice President, President and Chief Executive Officer - Global eCommerce of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., since January 2012. From April 2011 to July 2011, he served as Special Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corporation, a mass media company. From July 2008 to April 2011, he served as President of CBS Interactive, Inc., an Internet content publisher. From October 2006 to June 2008, he served as Chief Executive Officer of CNET Networks Inc., an Internet content company.

Dan Bartlett

Mr. Dan Bartlett has been appointed as the Executive Vice President - Corporate and Government Affairs of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., with effect from My 22, 2013. He played a key role during President Bush's presidential and gubernatorial campaigns and oversaw the White House Press Office during his presidency. He spent decades working for Republican groups before joining the U.S. arm of Hill + Knowlton Strategies, a public-relations and lobbying firm owned by WPP Group, as its chief executive. Mr. Dach, who had previously worked in the Clinton administration and at the Environmental Defense Fund and the National Audubon Society, was instrumental in Wal-Mart's s decade-long push to remake its corporate image, casting itself as friendlier to women, workers, and the environment. Mr. Dach had also guided the company, which had traditionally been more aligned with Republicans, to become a bipartisan force in Washington.

Rosalind Brewer

Ms. Rosalind G. Brewer serves as Executive Vice President, President and Chief Executive Officer - Sam’s Club Division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. From February 2011 to January 2012, she served as Executive Vice President and President of the East business unit of Walmart U.S. From February 2010 to January 2011, she served as Executive Vice President and President of the South business unit of Walmart U.S. From March 2007 to January 2010, she served as Divisional Senior Vice President of Walmart U.S., responsible for operations in the Southeast. From October 2006 to February 2007, she served as regional vice president of Walmart U.S., responsible for operations in Georgia.

M. Susan Chambers

Ms. M. Susan Chambers serves as Executive Vice President - Global People of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. From December 2003 to April 2006, she served as Executive Vice President, Risk Management, Insurance and Benefits Administration.

David Cheesewright

Mr. Cheesewright career spans more than 25 years across the international retail and manufacturing sectors. His Walmart career began in 1999 at Asda, the company’s UK operation, where he held leadership positions in operations, merchandising, logistics, strategy and format development. He was the chief operating officer for both Walmart Canada and Asda before being named CEO of Walmart Canada. While there, Cheesewright led the growth of the company’s Canadian operations, including bringing Walmart’s highly successful supercenter format to the Canadian market and expanding the company’s e-commerce capabilities. In 2011, he was named to his current position as president and CEO of Walmart’s EMEA and Canada region, where he oversaw the integration of the Massmart acquisition in Sub-Saharan Africa, and more aggressive growth in the UK through the Netto stores acquisition. He helped develop and expand Asda’s online grocery delivery program and serves on the board of Walmart’s China e-commerce business, Yihaodian. Before his career with Walmart, Cheesewright held leadership positions in the United Kingdom with Mars Confectionery. He holds a first-class honors joint degree in sports science and mathematics from Loughborough University, England. He is Executive Vice President, President and Chief Executive Officer of the International division of the Company.

William Simon

Mr. William S. Simon serves as Executive Vice President, President and Chief Executive Officer - Walmart U.S. of the Wal-Mart Stores Inc. From March 2007 to July 2010, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Walmart U.S. From March 2006 to March 2007, he served as Executive Vice President, Professional Services, Walmart U.S.

Steven Whaley

Mr. Steven P. Whaley serves as Senior Vice President, Controller of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. From December 2005 to January 2007, he served as Vice President and Controller. From September 2005 to December 2005, he served as Vice President and Assistant Controller.

James Cash

Dr. James I. Cash, Jr., Ph.D., is Lead Independent Director of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Dr. Cash is the James E. Robison Emeritus Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, where he served from July 1976 to October 2003. Dr. Cash served as the Senior Associate Dean and Chairman of HBS Publishing while on the faculty of the Harvard Business School, and also served as Chairman of the MBA Program. While on the faculty of Harvard Business School, Dr. Cash’s research focused on the strategic use of information technology in the service sector, and specifically the development of a performance measurement system for information technology organizations. Dr. Cash holds an advanced degree in accounting and has been published in accounting and information technology journals. He currently provides management development and consulting services through The Cash Catalyst, LLC, which Dr. Cash formed in 2009. He has served as a director of The Chubb Corporation since 1996 and of General Electric Company since 1997. Dr. Cash has served as a director of a number of other public companies, including Phase Forward Incorporated from October 2003 to May 2009, and Microsoft Corporation from May 2001 to November 2009, and has served on the audit committees of several public companies. Dr. Cash has been a member of the Board since 2006. Dr. Cash’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his knowledge of management and information technology gained through his years of research, publishing and teaching on the subject, as well as through his service on the boards of directors of technology companies and his consulting activities.

Pamela Craig

Ms. Pamela J. Craig is Director of the Company. Ms. Craig, 56, has experience in finance, technology and operations from her time at Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. She served as the company’s chief financial officer from October 2006 until July 1, 2013. In that role, she was responsible for the company’s Corporate Controllership, Corporate Development, Treasury, Tax, Finance Operations and Strategic Planning and Analysis. Ms. Craig retired from Accenture on Aug. 31, 2013. Craig’s additional leadership roles at Accenture included directing the company’s office locations globally, the IT function, and travel and cross-company operations. She also managed businesses within the company's Products and Communications & High Tech operating groups. She was a member of Accenture's Global Executive Committee, Global Operating Committee, Global Management Committee, Global Leadership Council and Capital Committee. Craig holds a master of business administration degree from New York University and a bachelor's degree with honors in economics from Smith College. She currently serves on the board of directors and as Audit Committee chair for Akamai Technologies, a leading provider of cloud optimization services, and on the board of VMware, Inc., a global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure.

Michael Duke

Mr. Michael T. Duke has been appointed as Director of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., effective February 1, 2014. Mr. Duke is the President and CEO of Walmart and has served in that position since February 1, 2009. Prior to this appointment, he held other positions with Walmart since joining company in July 1995, including Vice Chairman with responsibility for Walmart International beginning in September 2005 and Executive Vice President and President and CEO of Walmart US beginning in April 2003. Mr. Duke serves on the board of directors of The Consumer Goods Forum, the executive committee of the Business Roundtable, and the executive board of Conservation International’s Center for Environmental Leadership in Business. He also serves on the board of advisors for the University of Arkansas and the advisory board of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing, China. Mr. Duke has been a member of the Board since November 2008.

Lee Scott

Mr. H. Lee Scott, Jr., is Director of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Mr. Scott was Walmart’s President and CEO from January 2000 through his retirement from that position on January 31, 2009. Mr. Scott served as an Executive Officer of Walmart and as the Chairman of the Executive Committee until January 31, 2011, when he retired from company. Prior to serving as President and CEO of Walmart, he held other positions with Walmart since joining company in September 1979, including Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer from January 1999 to January 2000, and Executive Vice President and President and CEO, Walmart US from January 1998 to January 1999. Mr. Scott served as a director of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. from May 2010 to May 2011. Mr. Scott serves as a director of several private companies and on the advisory board of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing, China. He has been a member of the Board since 1999.

Jim Walton

Mr. Jim C. Walton is Director of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Mr. Walton is the Chairman and CEO of Arvest Bank Group, Inc., a group of banks operating in the states of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Mr. Walton also serves as Chairman of Community Publishers, Inc., which operates newspapers in Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Mr. Walton has been a member of the Board since 2005. Mr. Walton’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his banking and investment experience. Mr. Walton also brings to the Board his executive leadership, strategic planning and management experience gained through his leadership positions at the various companies described above, as well as his knowledge of company and its operations gained through his service on the Board and the SPFC.

Aida Alvarez

Ms. Aida M. Alvarez is Independent Director of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Ms. Alvarez is the former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration and was a member of President Clinton’s Cabinet from 1997 to 2001. She was the founding Director of the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (the “OFHEO”) from 1993 to 1997. Ms. Alvarez was a vice president in public finance at First Boston Corporation and Bear Stearns & Co., Inc. prior to 1993. She is Chair of the Latino Community Foundation of San Francisco and has served as a director of UnionBanCal Corporation and Union Bank, N.A. since 2004. Ms. Alvarez’s qualifications to serve on the Board include her experience in government and executive experience that she gained through her years in President Clinton’s cabinet and from her executive role at government agencies. As founding Director of the OFHEO, Ms. Alvarez was responsible for the agency with financial oversight responsibility for the secondary mortgage market and ensuring the capital adequacy and financial safety and soundness of two government-sponsored enterprises – the Federal National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation. Ms. Alvarez brings to the Board knowledge of the federal government and insight into public policy, as well as leadership experience gained through her directorship of the OFHEO, oversight of the U.S. Small Business Administration and service on boards of directors, including her service on the Board and the Audit Committee. The Board also benefits from Ms. Alvarez’s knowledge of investment banking and finance as a result of her experience as an investment banker.

M Burns

Ms. M. Michele Burns is Independent Director of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Ms. Burns is the Executive Director and CEO of the Retirement Policy Center sponsored by Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (“MMC”), a global professional services and consulting firm, a position she has held since October 2011. Prior to that role, Ms. Burns was the Chairman and CEO of Mercer Inc. (“Mercer”), a subsidiary of MMC, from September 2006 until October 2011. She joined MMC in March 2006 and served as its Executive Vice President and CFO until September 2006. She is the former Executive Vice President, CFO, and Chief Restructuring Officer of Mirant Corporation, an energy company, where she served from May 2004 to January 2006. She served as the Executive Vice President and CFO of Delta Air Lines, Inc., an air carrier, from August 2000 through April 2004. She has also served as a director of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. since October 2011 and Cisco Systems, Inc. since 2003. Ms. Burns’ qualifications to serve on the Board include her in corporate finance, accounting and strategy gained through her service as CFO of several public companies in a variety of industries, as well as through her experience as CEO of Mercer. Ms. Burns’ financial experience is also evidenced by her appointment as the next Chair of the audit committee of the board of directors of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. The Board also benefits from Ms. Burns’ demonstrated leadership as a CEO and as a senior executive of several public companies. She also brings to the Board her experience providing strategic consulting services to complex organizations through her role at Mercer.

Roger Corbett

Mr. Roger Campbell Corbett is Independent Director of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Mr. Corbett is the retired CEO and Group Managing Director of Woolworths Limited (“Woolworths”), where he served from 1990 to 2006. He is a director of The Reserve Bank of Australia and Chairman of PrimeAg Australia. He is the Chairman of Fairfax Media Limited, where he also serves as Chairman of that company’s Nominations Committee and formerly served as Chairman of that company’s Audit and Risk Committee. He also is a director and non-executive Chairman of Mayne Pharma Group Limited, an Australian specialist pharmaceutical company, and a former member of the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership. He is a former founding director of Outback Stores, a commercial venture supported by the government to provide retail facilities for communities in remote Australia. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Australian Graduate School of Management for the University of New South Wales, and is also the former Chairman of CIES Food Business Forum (France). Mr. Corbett is also Chairman of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, is Chairman of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (Randwick & Westmead) Advisory Board, and is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Group of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney. Mr. Corbett has been a member of the Board since 2006. Mr. Corbett’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his knowledge of the retail industry and his understanding of financial, operational, and strategic issues facing retail companies gained through his experience as a CEO of a retail company and his more than 40 years of leadership experience in the retail industry.

Douglas Daft

Mr. Douglas Neville Daft is Independent Director of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Mr. Daft is the retired Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage manufacturer, where he served in that capacity from February 2000 until May 2004 and in various other capacities, including responsibility for various international markets, since 1969. Mr. Daft has served as a director of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. since 2003 and served as a director of Sistema-Hals from September 2006 until December 2009. He has also served as a director of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. since December 2009, where he is a member of that company’s compensation committee. Among additional endeavors, Mr. Daft is a member of the European Advisory Council for N.M. Rothschild & Sons Limited and a member of the advisory boards of Longreach, Inc., Tisbury Capital, and Thomas H. Lee Partners. Mr. Daft has been a member of the Board since 2005. Mr. Daft’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his international business leadership experience gained through his service as Chairman and CEO of a global public company. Through his service at The Coca-Cola Company, Mr. Daft brings to the Board in brand management, marketing, finance, strategic planning, and overseeing the operations of a global corporation.

Timothy Flynn

Mr. Timothy P. Flynn is Independent Director of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Flynn has experience in risk management, financial services, financial reporting and accounting from his 32 years at KPMG International and its predecessors, serving as the company's international chairman from 2007 until his retirement in October 2011. In this role, he directed a global executive team responsible for the firm's management and operations, and managed a global board of senior partners responsible for the strategy, oversight and governance of the global network. He also served as chairman from 2005 to 2010 and chief executive officer from 2005 to 2008 of KPMG LLP, the U.S. and member firm of KPMG International. Flynn holds a bachelors degree in accounting from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn., and is a member of its board of trustees. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of JPMorgan Chase & Co. He has previously served as a trustee of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, a member of the World Economic Forum's International Business Council, and was a founding member of The Prince of Wales' International Integrated Reporting Committee.

Marissa Mayer

Ms. Marissa Ann Mayer is Independent Director of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Ms. Mayer served as Vice President of Local, Maps, and Location Services at Google, Inc. beginning in 2010. Prior to that position, Ms. Mayer served as Google’s Vice President, Search Products and User Experience, and in a variety of other capacities since joining Google in 1999. Prior to joining Google, Marissa worked at the UBS research lab in Zurich, Switzerland and at SRI International in Menlo Park, California. She graduated with honors from Stanford University with a B.S. in Symbolic Systems and a M.S. in Computer Science. For both degrees, she specialized in artificial intelligence. While at Stanford, she taught computer programming to more than 3000 students and received the Centennial Teaching and Forsythe Awards for her contributions to undergraduate education. In 2008, the Illinois Institute of Technology awarded her an honorary doctorate of engineering. She has been honored with the Matrix Award by the New York Women in Communications, and as "Woman of the Year" by Glamour magazine. Marissa serves on the board of directors of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. She is also on the board of various non-profits, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Ballet, and the New York City Ballet.

Gregory Penner

Mr. Gregory Boyd Penner is Independent Director of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Mr. Penner has been a General Partner of Madrone Capital Partners (“Madrone”), an investment management firm, since 2005. From 2002 to 2005, he served as Walmart’s Senior Vice President and CFO - Japan. Before serving in that role, Mr. Penner held the position of Senior Vice President of Finance and Strategy for Walmart.com. Prior to working for Walmart, Mr. Penner was a General Partner at Peninsula Capital, an early stage venture capital fund, and a financial analyst for Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Penner has been a member of the board of directors of Baidu, Inc. since 2004 and of Hyatt Hotels Corporation since 2007. He also serves on the boards of directors of 99Bill Corporation and eHarmony, Inc. Mr. Penner has been a member of the Board since 2008. Mr. Penner’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his knowledge of international business, particularly in Asia, gained through his former service as CFO of Walmart’s operations in Japan and his service on the boards of directors of Baidu, Inc. and 99Bill Corporation, both of which are based in China. Mr. Penner also brings technology to the Board gained through his service with Walmart.com and as a director of various technology companies, including Baidu, Inc. and 99Bill Corporation. The Board also benefits from Mr. Penner’s in strategic planning, finance and investment matters gained through his leadership of Madrone, his business leadership experience, and his service on the boards of directors of public and private companies in a variety of industries, including the Board.

Steven Reinemund

Mr. Steven S. Reinemund is Independent Director of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Mr. Reinemund is the Dean of Business and Professor of Leadership and Strategy at Wake Forest University, positions he has held since July 2008. Prior to joining the faculty of Wake Forest University, Mr. Reinemund had a distinguished 23-year career with PepsiCo, Inc. (“PepsiCo”), where he served as that company’s Chairman of the Board from October 2006 to May 2007, and Chairman and CEO from May 2001 to October 2006. Prior to becoming Chairman and CEO, Mr. Reinemund was PepsiCo’s President and Chief Operating Officer from 1999 to 2001 and Chairman and CEO of Frito-Lay’s worldwide operations from 1996 to 1999. Mr. Reinemund has served as a director of Exxon Mobil Corporation, American Express Company, and Marriott International, Inc., all since 2007. He previously served as a director of Johnson & Johnson from 2003 to 2008. Mr. Reinemund is also a member of the board of trustees for The Cooper Institute. Mr. Reinemund has been a member of the Board since 2010. Mr. Reinemund’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his international business leadership experience gained through his service as Chairman and CEO of a global public company. In addition, through his service as dean of a prominent business school and on the boards of several companies in a variety of industries, including his service on the Board and the CNGC, Mr. Reinemund is able to provide considerable corporate governance, finance, operational and strategic experience to the Board.

Arne Sorenson

Mr. Arne M. Sorenson is Independent Director of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Mr. Sorenson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Marriott International, Inc. (“Marriott”). Previously, Mr. Sorenson was President and Chief Operating Officer of Marriott from May 2009 to March 2012, and has served as a member of the Marriott board of directors since February 2011. Mr. Sorenson served as Marriott’s Executive Vice President and CFO from 1998 to 2009. He also previously held the additional title of Marriott’s President, Continental European Lodging, in which capacity he was responsible for lodging operations and development in the continental European region. Mr. Sorenson joined Marriott in 1996 as Senior Vice President of Business Development. He also co-chairs Marriott’s Green Council, whose mission is to integrate environmental sustainability into Marriott’s business strategy. Prior to joining Marriott, he was a partner in the law firm of Latham & Watkins in Washington, D.C. Mr. Sorenson also serves as a member of the Board of Regents of Luther College. He has been a member of the Board since 2008.

Christopher Williams

Mr. Christopher J. Williams is Independent Director of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Mr. Williams is the Chairman and CEO of The Williams Capital Group, L.P., an investment bank. Since 2003, he has also served as the Chairman and CEO of Williams Capital Management, LLC, an investment management firm. Mr. Williams also serves as a trustee of the Williams Capital Management Trust, a registered investment company. He has served as a director of Caesars Entertainment Corporation (formerly Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc.) from November 2003 to January 2008, and from April 2008 to the present. He is also a board member of several educational institutions and non-profit organizations, including the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Mr. Williams has been a member of the Board since 2004. Mr. Williams’ qualifications to serve on the Board include his experience in investment banking and corporate finance gained through his years in the investment banking industry.

Linda Wolf

Ms. Linda S. Wolf is Independent Director of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Ms. Wolf is the former Chairman and CEO of Leo Burnett Worldwide, Inc. (“Leo Burnett”), a global advertising agency and division of Publicis Groupe S.A. Ms. Wolf served in various positions with Leo Burnett and its predecessors from 1978 to April 2005, including as Chairman and CEO from January 2001 until April 2005. She serves as a trustee for investment funds advised by the Janus Capital Group Inc. and has served on the board of InnerWorkings, Inc., a provider of managed print and promotional procurement solutions, since November 2006. Among other endeavors, Ms. Wolf serves on the boards of the Field Museum, Children’s Memorial Hospital, and The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Ms. Wolf has been a member of the Board since 2005. Ms. Wolf’s qualifications to serve on the Board include her brand management and marketing experience gained through her years at Leo Burnett. The Board also benefits from her executive leadership and management experience gained as a CEO. Ms. Wolf, through her service on a variety of public company and non-profit boards, including her service on the Board and the CNGC, also provides considerable governance, operational, investment and strategic planning acumen to the Board.

Carol Schumacher

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