People: Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N)
22 May 2013
Ms. Marissa Ann Mayer has been appointed as Director of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., effective June 1 2012. 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.
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