Karenann Terrell

Former CIO - Walmart

Ms. Karenann K. Terrell has been the Chief Information Officer of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., since February 1, 2012 and serves as its Executive Vice President. Ms. Terrell is responsible for Wal-Mart Stores's global technology systems including stores and clubs, supply chain, merchandising and enterprise platforms. Previously, she served as an Assistant Chief Information Officer of Walmart. She began her career at General Motors in 1986, where she spent 16 years with responsibility for brand development, manufacturing and engineering at Cadillac. Prior to joining Walmart, she served as the Chief Information Officer of Baxter International Inc. from April 10, 2006 to 2011 and also its Corporate Vice President from May 9, 2006 to 2011. At Baxter International Inc., she had global responsibility for information technology supporting all of Baxter's businesses worldwide, including its manufacturing, science and technology and supply chain operations. She joined Baxter from Daimler, where she spent the last six years in managerial positions of increasing responsibility. She served as the Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Chrysler Group and Mercedes-Benz North America of Daimler AG (formerly, Daimlerchrysler AG) since January 18, 2005, where she was responsible for all aspects of IT management in North America including Engineering, Manufacturing, Sales & Marketing and Aftersales, Human Resources, Finance and Communications. Prior to this, she spent 16 years at General Motors, beginning as an Engineer working on hybrid electric vehicles before taking on brand development and e-business management responsibilities. She serves as a Member of Advisory Board at Women in Technology International (WITI). Ms. Terrell holds a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University after graduating from General Motors Institute with a Bachelor of Science degree in the same field from Kettering University.