2021 Honorary Chairmen

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Latriece Watkins is executive vice president for the Walmart U.S. consumables division.  She leads all merchandising strategies for the company’s baby, beauty, household chemicals, household paper, over-the-counter pharmacy, personal care and pets business. Latriece and her team are passionate about finding new ways to save customers money on items they use every day. 

First joining the company as an intern in real estate, Latriece has served in a variety of key leadership roles within Sam’s Club, Walmart U.S. merchandising, human resources and U.S. store operations. In her two decades with the retailer, she has led several important portfolio and strategic initiatives across the company. Because she has worked in so many different areas of the business, Latriece brings a 360-degree approach to her leadership, all while keeping customers at the center of Walmart’s consumables business. 

Latriece earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Spelman College and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas School of Law.

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Seth Malley currently serves as Vice President, Divisional Merchandise Manager of Beverages for Walmart Stores.  He is responsible for the merchandising of Carbonated Soft Drinks, Water, Isotonics, Tea, Juice, Energy Drinks, Ready to Drink Coffee and Powdered Soft Drinks in the United States.

Seth began his career with Walmart in May 2006 as a college intern on the Seasonal Candy Merchandising Team.  After college, Seth returned to Merchandising and held various buying positions throughout the Food organization, most recently in the Frozen Food Department.

Seth received his B.S. in Business Administration from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.  He currently lives in Bentonville, Arkansas, with his partner Luke and their Miniature Schnauzer, Sam.

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Jeff Evans is the Executive Vice President of Entertainment, Toys and Seasonal for Walmart U.S. He has strategic responsibility for electronics, media and entertainment, gaming, toys, and all seasonal categories, and leads a team of merchants who are experts at category buying.

 

Jeff joined Walmart, Inc., in 2006 as Vice President of Apparel at Sam’s Club. In 2009, he took over responsibility for Men’s Apparel for the Walmart U.S. team. Jeff held this position until 2011 when he moved from New York to Bentonville, Arkansas and was promoted to Senior Vice President, overseeing Men’s Wear, Children’s Wear, Shoes and Apparel Strategies. While in that role, Jeff was named the 2014 Walmart General Merchandise Manager of the year. In 2017, he was named Senior Vice President of Home Merchandising for Walmart U.S. and in February of 2020, Jeff was promoted to his current role as Executive Vice President for the Entertainment, Toys and Seasonal Division. Before coming to Walmart, Jeff worked for Filenes, a division of May Department Stores for 16 years. He lives in Arkansas with his wife, Krista, and their three daughters. Jeff is very involved in several charities including serving on the board for the Benton County Boys and Girls Club, co-chair on the Challenge for Hope, and is a big supporter of Arkansas Children’s Northwest.

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Chandra Holt is the Executive Vice President, eCommerce. In this role, she’ is responsible for delivering a frictionless digital shopping experience for our customers on Walmart.com. Previously, she oversaw the integration of our stores and eCommerce merchandising divisions during Walmart’s first omni merchandising integration as the eCommerce Chief Merchandising and Integration Officer for Walmart.com. Chandra joined the team in 2020 after spending two years leading SamsClub.com as its Chief Operating Officer. Before that, Chandra was SVP, GMM – Grocery, where she transformed a declining business into one of the fastest growing businesses at Sam’s Club. She joined Sam’s Club in 2015 as Vice President of Proprietary Brands, where she led product development, global sourcing, quality assurance and packaging teams to elevate Sam’s Club private brand offerings. Chandra was named the 2017 Private Label Executive of the Year by Store Brands Magazine. Prior to joining Sam’s Club, Chandra held various leadership roles in merchandising at Walgreens including DMM of Food. While at Walgreens, Chandra also led the first US “Red Nose Day” which raised $20M for charities around the world. Prior to working at Walgreens, Chandra spent ten years at Target in both merchandising and inventory management leadership roles. Chandra started her career at Campbell Mithun (McCann Worldwide), a marketing agency in Minneapolis, MN. Chandra holds an MBA in Marketing and Strategy from Carlson School of Management. Chandra earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota.