Rosalind G. Brewer, C’84
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Rosalind G. Brewer C’84
Laura Burton Odem, C'68
Kimberly B. Davis C’81
Jerri DeVard C’79
Evelynn M. Hammonds, Ph.D., C’76
Rose Harris Johnson C’57
Yvonne R. Jackson C’70 - Chair
Terry L. Jones
Susan A. McLaughlin
Cynthia Neal Spence, Ph.D., C'78
Vicki R. Palmer
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
Lovette T. Russell C’83
Bradley T. Sheares, Ph.D.
Ronda E. Stryker
Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D.
Kathy N. Waller
Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Ph.D., C’96
President & CEO, Sam's Club
B.S., Spelman College
Advanced Management Program, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
Graduate, Director's College at the University of Chicago/Stanford School of Law
Spelman College Board of Trustees: Elected in 2006
Chair of the Board and Chair of the Executive Committee
City of Residence: Atlanta, Georgia
Rosalind Brewer is Executive Vice President of Walmart and President of Walmart Stores Inc.'s East Business Unit, representing nearly 1,600 stores in six regions spanning from Maine to Puerto Rico with revenues greater than $110 billion and more than 500,000 associates. She is responsible for establishing the strategic direction of all growth opportunities including execution of store innovation, supply chain, real estate and people development. Through her leadership, Walmart is leveraging its size and global scale to drive greater efficiencies and lower the cost of goods to help accelerate growth.
Brewer joined Walmart in 2006 as regional vice president overseeing operations in Georgia. From March 2007 to January 2011, Brewer held the position of Division President of the Southeast Operating Division and Executive Vice President of the South before being expanded to her current role. Prior to joining Walmart, she held leadership positions in various marketing, sales, and product development organizations within Kimberly-Clark.
Brewer is the recipient of the Spelman College Legacy of Leadership award and has been honored by Fortune Magazine as No. 35 of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business 2010. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Molson Coors Brewing Company, Lockheed Martin Corp. and Westminster Schools in Atlanta.
Thoughts on why she chose to serve on the Spelman College Board of Trustees:
I chose to serve as a trustee because of the genuine love I have for my alma mater and my personal interest in investing in the education of African-American women.