2017 Forum Speakers

Karen Stuckey

Senior Vice President, Private Brands General Merchandise
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
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As senior vice president for private brands general merchandise, Walmart U.S., NEW Board Chair Karen Stuckey leads teams responsible for delivery of private brand product offerings aligned to the retailer's “save money, live better” mission. Stuckey previously led merchandising, brand and product development disciplines within the apparel and home business units. Prior to joining Walmart in 2004, Stuckey gained manufacturing experience with Sara Lee Corporation and served as president of the casualwear business unit of the branded apparel division. She began her career in store operations with the Limited Corporation in 1980 and has held retail merchandising leadership roles with the Cato Corporation, Montgomery Ward, Target Stores and Hart, Schaffner & Marx. Stuckey serves as chair of the Walmart Women’s Officer Caucus and is  active in community efforts, serving as president of the Boys and Girls Club of Benton County. She is an advisory board member for Enactus. Stuckey earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing and economics at St. Norbert College.