Joel D. Anderson

President and CEO,

Joel Anderson was named president & CEO of in 2011. Prior to this role, he was the divisional senior vice president of the Northern Plains based in Minneapolis. 

Prior to joining Walmart in 2007, Joel was president of the direct business for Lenox. He also served numerous roles at Toys “R” Us, Inc., including senior vice president of marketing for Babies “R” Us, and leading divisions at and the stores organization. His prior companies include Target and DHL. 

Joel has a B.A. from St. Olaf College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. As an active member of the community; he serves on the non-profit boards of Second Harvest Heartland (Feeding America) and Aquajets, a community swim organization; is an active leader in his church; and is connected with his alumni organizations.