Jul 11, 2022

ROUNDTABLE: Growing a Business with Servant Leadership






Since its start in 1962, Walmart has kept maintaining the core values imparted by founder Sam Walton as one of its top priorities.

Among the most fundamental of these core values is Sam’s dedication to servant leadership and the importance of business leaders listening to and supporting their partners and associates from the front— not from behind their desks.

Doing Business in Bentonville is hosting a roundtable webinar on August 18th at 1 PM Central, where DBB’s Executive Director Andy Wilson & WhyteSpyder founder Eric Howerton will cover:

  • Stories from Andy’s 25-year career at Walmart & working with Sam Walton

  • How to enact Sam’s leadership qualities into your professional career

  • The legacy of Sam Walton and how his leadership qualities carry on today at Walmart

ABOUT THE HOST: Andy's 25-year tenure with Walmart began in 1976 in their Store Manager Training Program. Andy was Regional Vice President of Operations in 1986 as Walmart was growing from 850 stores to over 1,500, witnessing the invention of the Supercenter and sharing many personal experiences with Sam Walton as he grew the company nationally and across the globe. In 1996, Andy was asked by then CEO, David Glass, to run Walmart's Human Resources Division where he retired in 2001. Andy then spent the next seven years as the CEO of Soderquist Center for Leadership and Ethics, and adjunct professor at John Brown University.


  • Andy Wilson, Executive Director - Doing Business in Bentonville

  • Eric Howerton, Founder & CGO - WhyteSpyder


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