Karenann Terrell is executive vice president and chief information officer for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. She has responsibility for the company’s global technology including stores and clubs, supply chain, merchandising, security and enterprise infrastructure. Karenann leads a team who develop innovative technology solutions to help customers get the products they want, in the way they choose, whether it be in stores and clubs, online or via mobile device.
Karenann joined Walmart in 2010. Previously, she was chief information officer of Baxter International, Inc. and chief information officer of the Chrysler Group and Mercedes-Benz North America. She began her career at General Motors where her responsibilities included automotive manufacturing and engineering as well as brand development at Cadillac.
Karenann serves on the board of directors for Yihaodian, a fast-growing eCommerce company in China, and is a member of the board of trustees for the New York Hall of Science, a hands-on science and technology center. She also serves on the President’s Global Council of Women Leaders at Walmart and is executive sponsor of its science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiatives.
In 2013, Karenann was named CIO of the Year by the National
Association of Software & Services Companies (NASSCOM).She has been
recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in the Automotive Business
by Automotive News. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Kettering
University and a master’s degree from Purdue University, both in electrical