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Bridge Award Profiles : H. Lee Scott, Jr.
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National Bridge Awards

2015 Richard A. Gonzalez

2014 Jonas Prising 

2012 William C. Weldon

2010 John T. Chambers
2009 Michael E. Szymanczyk
2008 Indra K. Nooyi
2007 Ronald A. Williams
2006 H. Lee Scott, Jr.
2005 Jeffrey Noddle
2004 Ivan G. Seidenberg


Chicago Bridge Awards

2015 Jim Skogsbergh

2014 Robert L. Parkinson, Jr. 

2013 Don Thompson

2012 Gregory D. Wasson

2011 Patricia Hemingway Hall

2010 Frederick H. Waddell

2009 Gregory C. Case

2007 Robert W. Lane

2006 James Skinner

2005 John W. Rowe


Bridge Advocate Awards

2015 Pat Harris

2010 Maestro Paul Freeman

2009 James C. Tyree

2006 John W. Rogers, Jr.

2004 Roel C. Campos

"Diversity doesn't just happen. Just saying we are committed to diversity is not enough - we must put in the right systems, processes, and leadership to make it happen."  


H. Lee Scott, Jr.

President and Chief Executive Officer
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

Lee Scott is president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the largest retailer in the world with more than 6,000 stores in 15 countries and more than 1.7 million associates worldwide.

Scott joined Wal-Mart in 1979 as an assistant director in the logistics division, rising through the ranks to executive vice president of logistics in 1993 and executive vice president of merchandise in 1995.

He became president and chief executive officer of the Wal-Mart Stores USA division in 1998; chief operating officer and vice chairman for the corporation in 1999, and president and CEO in 2000.

Under Scott’s leadership, Wal-Mart has continued to grow and improve its business formats and merchandise selections at Wal-Mart discount stores, Supercenters and Neighborhood Markets; SAM’S CLUBS; international operations; and

In addition to operational improvements, Scott is recognized for people development, including the launch of a corporate diversity initiative. In 2005, he launched an aggres¬sive corporate environmental sustainability initiative, leveraging Wal-Mart’s global reach in three key areas: renewable energy, zero waste and sustainable products.

Scott serves on the board of directors of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and the United Negro College Fund.

A native of Joplin, Missouri, he received his bachelor of science degree in business from Pittsburg State in Pittsburg, Kansas. He has also completed the executive development programs at Penn State University and Columbia University. He and his wife, Linda, have two children, Eric and Wyatt.

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