Linda Dillman

Linda Dillman

Executive Vice President, Benefits and Risk Management, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Linda Dillman serves as Executive Vice President, Benefits and Risk Management, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.  She also leads the company's Health and Wellness efforts. She assumed this role in 2006.

Linda previously was the Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Linda joined Wal-Mart in 1991 through the acquisition of The Wholesale Club in Indianapolis, Indiana. At Wal-Mart, Linda has served in several key information systems management positions, where her most notable accomplishments were the implementation of the perpetual inventory and store Telxon systems at Wal-Mart.  In 1998, Linda was named Vice President of Applications Development, where she led the systems conversion for Wal-Mart's acquisition of ASDA in the United Kingdom. Prior to serving as Executive Vice President and CIO, Linda served as Vice President of International Systems.  Prior to Wal-Mart, Linda worked for the Hewlett-Packard Company for five years.

In addition to memberships in professional and retail organizations, Linda serves on the boards of  the Northwest Arkansas Community College Foundation Board, the University of Arkansas School of Engineering Advisory Board, the Leadership International Advisory Board Co-Chairperson, the University of Indianapolis Advisory Board and the National Center for Women In Technology (NCWIT).

Dillman was named to Fortune's '50 Most Powerful Women in Business' list in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.  In May 2003, Dillman received the University of Indianapolis 'Distinguished Alumni' Award, was named the 'Information Systems Executive of the Year' by the David D. Lattanze Center for Executive Studies in Information Systems at Loyola College in 2004, received the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business 'Women in Leadership' Award in 2005 and was selected as Computerworld's 2006 EMC Information Leadership Recipient.