Michelle Gloeckler, 50, is currently the executive vice president of the consumables and health & wellness divisions and U.S. manufacturing lead for Walmart U.S. She joined Walmart in 2009 as the vice president of candy, seasonal food gifts and impulse items for Walmart U.S.
Tom Hayes, who was promoted in June from chief commercial officer to president, said the company will not hire a replacement for his former position, and he has subsequently announced a number of organizational changes.
Former Wal-Mart Stores Inc. executive Don Soderquist died Thursday morning from complications of heart surgery, according to a statement provided by the leadership development organization that was founded in his name. Soderquist was founding executive of Soderquist Leadership in Siloam Springs and a 2010 inductee into the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame.
Premier Concepts LLC of Bentonville has donated $1 million toward the construction of the Arkansas Childrens Hospital campus in Springdale. The gift will be distributed to the project over the next five years.
The Northwest Arkansas Business Journal editorial staff interviewed experts and leaders in select industries for their analysis on the state of business so far in 2016 and projections for the next six months.