Rosalind G. Brewer
President and CEO, Sam’s Club
Rosalind Brewer is president and CEO of Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Walmart), 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 Walmart 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 Walmart East, leading more than 500,000 associates in nearly 1,600 stores spanning from Maine to Puerto Rico.
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 Walmart, 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 where she served on the Human Resources/Compensation Committee. She currently serves on the board of directors for Lockheed Martin Corporation and is chair of the board of trustees for her alma mater, Spelman College. Her achievements include being honored by FORTUNE magazine in 2010, 2011 and 2012 as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business.
June 7, 2013 -- We are very passionate people at Sam's Club. Our journey started with our first store in Midwest City, Oklahoma, and this year, we are celebrating our 30th anniversary! It's been an incredible journey, and it all started with Sam Walton's idea for a warehouse channel.
May 22, 2012 -- Big and small businesses face many of the same issues, including tax and regulatory uncertainty and rising healthcare costs – all topics that concern the chamber, too. Because our chambers are tackling such big issues, I am committed to working with the U.S. Chamber.