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Welcome Jeff Rice

Updated: Nov 13, 2018

The Northwest Arkansas Land Trust is happy to welcome Jeff Rice to our Board of Directors! 

Jeff Rice is Vice President, Responsible Sourcing Merchant and Supplier Solutions at Walmart.   His team is responsible for integrating responsible sourcing into the processes, systems and strategies of Walmart’s buyers and sourcing teams globally.  He also leads teams that deliver training solutions for merchants and suppliers and develop strategies for engaging external stakeholders that can amplify Walmart’s impact in global supply chains.  Prior to his current role Jeff served as Senior Director of Responsible Sourcing Governance where his team was responsible for Walmart’s Standards for Suppliers, Compliance Policy and Procedure and the departments strategy, planning and budgeting processes.  Prior to that role Jeff was Senior Director of Sustainability responsible for product and supply chain sustainability initiatives for Walmart globally.

Before joining the Sustainability team at Walmart, Jeff served as Director of Strategy and Systems for the Sustainability Consortium, a global consortium of organizations from academia, industry and civil society working to develop product sustainability measurement and reporting systems for consumer goods.  Prior to his tenure at the Consortium Jeff served in multiple project management and information technology roles in healthcare and retail organizations.

Jeff graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in physics and math from Missouri State University and now sits on the Advisory Board of Missouri State’s Physics Department in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences.  Jeff earned a master’s in business administration from the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. He currently serves on the board of the Bentonville Schools Foundation.

We’re grateful to have Jeff’s unique perspective on our Board of Directors, and are looking forward to his advice and direction as we continue to save land in Northwest Arkansas!


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