Cindy comes to the Walton College with over 27 years of leadership experience, most
recently at Walmart, Inc., where she spent the last 20 years collaborating with the
Walmart Board of Directors, four of the five Walmart CEOs, C-suite executives, and
other senior leaders to drive global, technology, culture, risk management and governance
change across the enterprise.
Cindy spearheaded the transformation of Walmart’s global culture of integrity in the
wake of Walmart’s foreign corrupt practices act investigation. She developed and implemented
a global ethics program in 27 countries for over 2 million employees.
She also led a multi-disciplinary, 400-person ethics and compliance department and
implemented blockchain technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning tools
to advance controls in critical regulatory risk areas existing in over 5,000 U.S.
Cindy also drove the modernization of Walmart’s global corporate governance and enterprise
risk management practices. She regularly reported to the Audit Committee, interfaced
with and presented to the Walmart Board of Directors, and served as a key, senior
leader of the Walmart Global Governance and Walmart U.S. business leadership teams.
Externally, Cindy is the immediate past Chair of the Board of the Ethics and Compliance
Association. She also served as a Director for the Ethics Research Center. She has
served locally on the board of the Ruth I. Kolpin Family Foundation for 20 years,
and as a board member of the Northwest Arkansas Chapter of Girls on the Run.
Cindy is a licensed attorney with a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law
Center, where she graduated magna cum laude. She also graduated summa cum laude from
the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science degree.