Rosalind G. Brewer is president and CEO of Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Wal-Mart), with more than 600 locations nationwide. Rosalind joined Sam’s Club in February 2012, bringing a wealth of talent to the members-only warehouse operating segment that serves the needs of individual and small-business members.
Rosalind joined Wal-Mart in 2006 as regional vice president, overseeing operations in Georgia. From 2007 to January 2012, she was division president of the Southeast. Most recently, she was executive vice president and president of Wal-Mart East. The area includes nearly 1,600 stores in six regions – spanning from Maine to Puerto Rico – generates $110 billion in revenue and includes more than 500,000 associates.
Throughout her career, Rosalind has performed as a high-impact strategist with experience spanning global manufacturing operations, research and development, marketing and strategic business unit leadership. She has focused relentlessly on revenue growth and customer satisfaction, and has great expertise in turn-around assignments.
Before joining Wal-Mart, she worked for Kimberly-Clark Corp., starting as a scientist in Nonwoven Technology and Product Development before becoming president of the Global Nonwovens Sector in 2004. As vice president of the Nonwoven Fabrics Business, Rosalind revitalized an underperforming business unit and grew sales by more than 30 percent.
Rosalind earned a bachelor’s in chemistry from Spelman College. She attended the advanced management program at The Wharton School and graduated from Director’s College at the University Of Chicago School of Business/Stanford School Of Law.
Rosalind is a former director of Molson Coors Brewing Company (NYSE:TAP) where she served on the Human Resources/Compensation Committee. She currently serves on the board of directors for Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) and is chair of the board of trustees for her alma mater, Spelman College. Her achievements include being honored by Fortune Magazine in 2010 and 2011 as one of the Fifty Most Powerful Women in Business.
Beatriz Perez is Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) of The Coca-Cola Company. She is accountable for generating and driving a global sustainability strategy that’s focused on enhancing personal well-being, building strong communities, and protecting the environment. Prior to becoming the Company’s first CSO, Beatriz served as the Chief Marketing Officer for the Company’s North American Division.
Beatriz started at Coca-Cola as an Associate Brand Manager in 1996 and has earned increasing levels of leadership responsibility since then. Along the way, she led Integrated Marketing for Coca-Cola North America and helped bring brands to life with consumers through strategic partnerships with NASCAR, PGA, U.S. Olympic Committee, NBA, LeBron James, American Idol, the OSCARS, Ryan Seacrest and others. Bea developed the Company’s award-winning Motorsports marketing platform, which launched Coca-Cola as the Official Soft Drink of NASCAR, and created the Coca-Cola Racing Family. She also created the Coke Digital Network, an innovation in consumer communications.
Beatriz has been inducted into the American Advertising Hall of Achievement and the Sport’s Business Journal’s Hall of Fame. Among other honors, she earned an Industry Career Achiever award by the American Advertising Federation’s Mosaic Center and was awarded with the Larry King Cardiac Foundation’s Gerald S. Snyder Heart Award. She also was named one of Sports Business Journal’s "Top 25 Women in Business."
Beatriz sits on the boards of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation, The Victory Junction Gang Camps founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty, the United Service Organizations (USO) and HSBC North America Holdings, Inc.
Beatriz lives in Atlanta and spends her free time outdoors with her family.