Andrea Thomas

Vice President of Brand Strategy and Planning, Walmart

You have to start acting, and this is something that Walmart does all the time… We don’t sit and try to figure out the perfect solution before we start acting, and that’s something that could hold true for everybody. Start acting. As you get more information, adjust to that, but be part of the solution.

Andrea Thomas believes that everybody should start acting even if they haven't figured out the perfect solution. As the Senior Vice President of Sustainability at Walmart, Thomas was heavily involved in supply chain, product development and brand marketing. Her goal was to help Walmart be both and efficient and profitable business and a good steward of the environment. Walmart's goal is to be supplied 100 percent by renewable energy, to create zero waste, and to sell products that sustain people and the environment.

Thomas brings with her the experience of being the Vice President of Innovation both at The Hershey Company and at Frito Lay.

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