Senior Vice President and General Merchandising Manager
Consumables and Health and Wellness
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Carmen R. Bauza leads the merchandising strategies for baby, chemicals, paper goods, over the counter and optical for Walmart stores in the United States. Previously, she served as vice president and divisional merchandise manager of beauty and personal care. Prior to joining Walmart, Bauza held leadership roles at Bath and Body Works and the Walt Disney Company. Bauza holds a bachelor of science degree in fashion merchandising and business management from Seton Hill University. A native of Ponce, Puerto Rico, she has been active in various groups in support of Hispanics and the Northwest Arkansas community, including serving as executive sponsor of Walmart's Hispanic/Latino Resource Group. She is executive sponsor of Dress for Success of Northwest Arkansas and serves on the board of directors of Walmex, National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the Benton County Literacy Council. Bauza received the Seton Hill University Distinguished Alumna Award and The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families of NYC Abriendo Puertas para Mujeres Award (“Opening Doors to the Future”).