John Peter (J.P.) Suarez
Senior Vice President, Real Estate Strategy and Process Improvement
University of Pennsylvania Law School
John Peter Suarez (J.P.) serves as the Senior Vice President, Real Estate Strategy and Process Improvement , Walmart U.S. where he is responsible for real estate growth strategy, as well as continuing to identify and drive efficiencies. Prior to his current role J.P. was the Senior Vice President of International Business Development for Walmart International, where he was responsible for leading Walmart’s International Merger and Acquisition activities, International Real Estate and Construction activities and Global Format Development efforts. Prior to being named to this position in 2011, J.P. was the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Walmart International. J.P also served as Chief Compliance Officer for Walmart U.S. J.P. joined Walmart in 2004 as the Vice President and General Counsel for Sam’s Club. His responsibilities included ensuring compliance with regulatory obligations such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, environmental, and food safety issues and managing operations, employment, merchandise and marketing legal issues. Before joining Walmart, J.P. served as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Assistant Administrator for compliance and enforcement, where he was nominated by President Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. In this role, he was responsible for directing the nation’s environmental compliance and enforcement efforts. He also served as a federal and state prosecutor, and was the chief enforcement officer overseeing New Jersey’s gaming industry. J.P. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was an articles editor for the law review. JP currently serves on the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He completed his undergraduate studies at Tufts University, where he received a bachelor of arts in English and drama with honors in both majors.