Kelvin L. Buncum is executive vice president of Neighborhood Market for Walmart U.S. His responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of Neighborhood Market operations. Kelvin and his team are focused on creating a great experience that includes increased convenience for busy customers and high-quality fresh items that delight the entire family.
Prior to assuming his current role, Kelvin held several leadership positions at Walmart, including regional vice president of the Atlanta/North Georgia region, regional vice president of the North Central region, vice president of innovations and global business processes, vice president operations strategy and integration and regional general manager for the Mid-South region.
Before joining Walmart, Kelvin held leadership positions with several companies and across multiple industries. Immediately prior to Walmart, he was President/CEO of International Medical Solutions, a start-up he launched with two partners. Kelvin’s professional experiences also include senior leadership roles at Pepsi Bottling Group, US Radio and Joyner Communications.
In addition, Kelvin has worked for Digital Equipment Corporation, AT&T Bell Laboratories and Northern Telecom. With these companies, he held leadership roles in the areas of product development, marketing, sales management and applications planning.
Kelvin has been actively involved over the years in trade and community organizations. He has served as chairman of the Georgia Beverage Association and held board positions with the Safe America Foundation, APEX Museum, Georgia Food Industry Association, Warrick Dunn Family Foundation, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity Foundation and Hughes-Spalding Children’s Hospital. Kelvin is currently a board member of Feeding America and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas. At Walmart, he is actively engaged with the Criminal Justice Shared Value Network and the HBCU Initiative.
Kelvin graduated with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and received an Honorary Doctorate from North Carolina A&T State University. He also earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.