Governance Committee Chair – Bentonville, Arkansas

Beth Keck’s international career spans business, government, and the nonprofit sectors. In 2020, she received a two-year appointment as the Volkswagen visiting chair in sustainability at Schwarzman College, part of Beijing’s Tsinghua University, and is currently a distinguished visiting professor. Previously, she was a practitioner-in-residence for China studies at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) from 2015 to 2021. Beth led global sustainability and women’s economic empowerment initiatives for Walmart Stores, Inc., as well as the firm’s Asia public affairs portfolio. Prior to joining Walmart in 2004, she was the  North Asia representative for the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration based in China. She also led Asia business development for the Boeing Company’s air traffic management division. Beth is a member of several boards of directors and her city’s diversity, equity, and inclusion taskforce. She holds a master’s degree from The Johns Hopkins University SAIS, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, and completed post-graduate studies as a Rotary Foundation scholar at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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