John Scudder is Senior Vice President and U.S. Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer. He leads the company’s multi-disciplinary ethics and compliance program and team for Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club.
John joined Walmart in 2013 as Senior Director of Global Anti-Corruption Compliance Operations and later was appointed Global Deputy Anti-Corruption Compliance Officer. In those roles, John helped to lead the company’s anti-corruption compliance program and team around the world. In 2016, John was promoted to Vice President of International Ethics and Compliance and led the company’s ethics and compliance organization in Latin America, Africa, and India. In 2017, he was appointed International Deputy Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer. In that role, John helped to lead the company’s ethics and compliance organization in 27 countries outside of the United States and across 14 different subject matters.
Before joining Walmart, John practiced law at two international law firms. He served also as corporate controller for a publicly traded company and as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. John earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor and business chairperson of the Harvard Law Review. Prior to law school, John worked as a certified public accountant and senior auditor for a Big Four accounting firm. Originally from Indiana, John has a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Ball State University.