Biography

Jeffrey J. Gearhart

Jeffrey J. Gearhart

Mr. Gearhart retired in 2018 as the Executive Vice President, Global Governance and Corporate Secretary for Walmart, Inc. (“Walmart”) (NYSE: WMT), responsible for oversight of the company’s global legal, compliance, ethics and security and investigative functions, among others. Mr. Gearhart joined Walmart in 2003 as Vice President and General Counsel, Corporate Division. In 2007, he became Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, and then took over as the head of the company’s legal department when he was promoted to General Counsel in 2009. Mr. Gearhart was appointed corporate secretary in 2010, and in 2012 his responsibilities were expanded to include oversight of compliance, ethics and investigations, in addition to legal. Before joining Walmart, Mr. Gearhart was a partner with Kutak Rock LLP, practicing in the corporate, securities and mergers and acquisitions areas. Mr. Gearhart is also a director of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE: CCL) and Mercy Hospital, Central Region. Mr. Gearhart holds a B.S.B.A. and a J.D. from the University of Arkansas.
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