Clay Johnson is executive vice president and enterprise chief information officer for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Clay has responsibility for Walmart’s global business services including information security, back-office technology and shared services. Clay leads a global team of over 5,000 associates focused on driving operational efficiencies, lowering costs and accelerating growth.
Before joining Walmart, Clay was the chief information officer at General Electric Power where he had end-to-end responsibility for all information technology, cyber security, strategies and digital transformation. As a member of GE’s Information Management Council, he was an active participant in driving the direction of GE’s digital strategy. He was also the executive sponsor of GE’s Veterans Network.
Prior to GE, Clay held multiple leadership roles at The Boeing Company, including vice president of information technology, where he had responsibility for finance and HR systems, supply chain, manufacturing, services and data analytics. His other roles at Boeing include director of IT manufacturing and quality systems, director of cyber security and director of finance and human resources information systems. He also served as executive leader for Boeing’s accelerated leadership program.
Prior to joining Boeing, Clay was director of information technology at Dell where he led a global team responsible for the company’s manufacturing IT systems. Prior to that, he worked as a software developer at FedEx, where he implemented various software systems.
Clay served five years in the United States Coast Guard, where he held numerous leadership positions. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science engineering and an MBA from the University of Texas.