Laura Phillips


SVP, Global Sustainability



Laura Phillips is the Senior Vice President for Global Sustainability for Walmart Stores, Inc.  In this role she is responsible for partnering with internal and external stakeholders to develop and implement our Sustainability strategy. Walmart’s Sustainability strategy is aligned with our mission to help our customers Save Money and Live Better by focusing on reducing costs in energy and waste, while providing access to products sourced sustainably. Previously Laura led an Enterprise Strategy team on Omni-Channel Assortments and formerly Laura has been in Merchandising for US Stores for 20 years in various roles and categories, moving from the from buyer to GMM.

Laura joined Walmart in 1994, as a store intern in Florida. In 1995, she transitioned to the Walmart Home office as the buyer for toys, cosmetics and flowers. In 2003, she was promoted to Vice President and Divisional Merchandise Manager (DMM) and served as the DMM in various departments including: dry grocery, meals, wireless, video games and toys. In 2010, Laura was promoted to the Senior Vice President of Toys, Seasonal, Celebrations and Seasonal Key Events and also served as a GMM in Entertainment.

Key accomplishments include:

She earned her Bachelor’s degree of Science in Finance from the University of Florida in Gainesville, an MBA from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and is a Graduate of the Global 2020 program at the Tuck Business School at Dartmouth.

She resides in Rogers, AR with her husband, John and their two children, Jack and Kate.

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