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Pepperdine to Host 42nd Annual Pepperdine Associates Dinner

February 22, 2018  | 1 min read

Doug McMillon, president and CEO of Walmart, will explore the theme “The Spirit of Inquiry” at the 42nd annual Pepperdine Associates Dinner on Saturday, April 7, at 6 PM at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills.

McMillon, whose Walmart journey began in high school as an hourly summer associate at a distribution center, will share his perspectives on the pursuit of knowledge that shaped his career and the importance of learning at every stage of life.

As president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., McMillon serves on the board of directors for Walmart and is chair of the Executive Committee and the Global Compensation Committee. He also serves on the board of directors of the Consumer Goods Forum, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and the US-China Business Council. From 2009 to 2014, McMillon served as president and CEO of Walmart International, a fast-growing segment of Walmart’s overall operations. Prior to that, he served as president and CEO of Sam’s Club, an operating segment of Walmart, with sales of more than $46 billion annually during his tenure.

An avid supporter of higher education, McMillon serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, the advisory board of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing, China, the executive committee of Business Roundtable, and the Dean’s Advisory Board for the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. He has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

For additional information, and to register to purchase tickets, visit the Pepperdine Associates website.