Date: Friday, October 10th
Led By: Rand Waddoups, Senior Director, Strategy and Sustainability
Rand Waddoups is the senior director of business strategy and sustainability at Wal-Mart. In this role, he joins a small team dedicated to building sustainability into every part of Wal-Mart’s global business strategy and culture. They are doing this by focusing on three aspirational goals: 1) to have zero waste, 2) to use 100% renewable energy, and 3) to bring sustainable products to our customers.
Rand was drawn to the subject of sustainability because he is a father of two and a believer in the business opportunity found through the lens of sustainability. He has a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Arkansas and an undergraduate degree in Economics from Brigham Young University. Additionally, he has a background in public service, including two years in the Philippines.
Before working in sustainability, he spent several years as a buyer/category manager where he worked on a broad spectrum of food products; from frozen Brussels sprouts to flaming-hot cheese puffs. As a buyer, Wal-Mart recognized him as a Buyer of the Year and the food manufacturing community voted him one of the nation’s Top 5 Buyers of Frozen and Refrigerated Food.