Michael Byron, Senior Director of Supplier Diversity, Walmart Stores, Inc.

Michael Byron leads Walmart’s critical initiative to source $20 billion with women-owned U.S. businesses by 2016. Byron’s team managed Walmart’s 2014 spending of nearly $13.5 billion with approximately 3,000 diverse-owned businesses. Under his leadership, Walmart has been recognized for providing the best opportunities to woman-owned and multicultural businesses.

Byron served from 2008-2012 as vice president of supplier diversity at SUPERVALU, Inc., a U.S. wholesale and retail grocer with annual sales of $44 billion. While at SUPERVALU, Michael increased the number of diverse suppliers by 5 to 10% annually and added $425 million in supply chain spending with diverse-owned businesses.

The Latin Business Association is pleased be an Association Partner with Multicultural Retail 360 Summit 2015 and extremely proud to have Walmart Stores, Inc. as an LBA Corporate Partner.