John Furner, Executive Vice President Merchandising for Sam’s Club will be our speaker at the next WalStreet Series on October 12

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John Furner currently serves as the Executive Vice President for Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., with more than 600 locations nationwide.  In this position John oversees all of Merchandising for Sam’s Club including, Global Sourcing, Packaging and Private Brands.
Most recently John served as Chief Merchandising and Chief Marketing officer of Walmart China, where he was over Merchandising, Procurement, Marketing, Supply Chain, Financial Services, and Mobile Commerce for the Hypermarket division.
John joined Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., as an hourly associate in 1993.  Later positions included Management Intern, Assistant Store Manager, Assistant Buyer, Operations Development, Co-Manager, Store Manager, District Manager, Buyer and Divisional Merchandise Manager.  John was promoted to Vice President-Divisional Merchandise Manager in 2006, Regional General Manager-Vice President Northeast Operations in February 2008, Vice President Global Sourcing / Seasonal Merchandising in 2010, SVP Proprietary Brands and Merchandise Solutions in May 2011, SVP Home & Apparel and Global Sourcing in January 2012, and SVP CMO for Walmart China in January 2013.
John has a BS in Marketing Management from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR and completed the High Potentials Leadership program.

WalStreet Members register here Limited sponsorship available, contact Dawn Stewart dstewart@bbvchamber.com or 479-273-2841.