Latriece Watkins – 2013 Top 100 Under 50 Executive Leader


Latriece Watkins

Vice President, DMM – Alcoholic Beverages
University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville

Latriece currently leads the Alcoholic Beverage Category Team for Walmart U.S. where she is the Vice President. She is responsible for providing Merchandising vision, strategy and leadership for all beer, wine and spirits category sales for Walmart stores across the United States. Latriece joined the company in 1997 in the Real Estate Division, as an intern, where she grew both her real estate and leadership skills. She acquired over 10 years of real estate experience in property management and administration, commercial transactions, and property disposition and development. Latriece quickly gained leadership responsibilities in the Real Estate Division. In 2008, Latriece transitioned into a divisional merchandising role at Sam’s Club, specifically designed to provide growth opportunity and merchandising experience to high potential associates. During her tenure in merchandising, Latriece led the company’s Cross-Functional Initiative to evaluate, develop and implement joint business planning and supplier collaboration tools and processes for the Sam’s Club organization. Latriece served two terms as Chair of UNITY, Walmart’s Affinity group for African American Associates and represented Walmart as the Chair of the Northwest Arkansas Heart Walk. Latriece has served on the board for the American Heart Association-South Central Affiliate and Ozark Natural Science Center She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


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