Coleman H. Peterson

by LP Green, II
Coleman H. Peterson
Retired Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Boards: Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc., Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.

Coleman H. Peterson was the Executive Vice President of People for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. In this role, Peterson was responsible for the recruitment, retention and development of Wal-Mart’s retail organization. Peterson headed human resources during Wal-Mart’s most aggressive global expansion and helped diversify its workforce.

Currently, Peterson is President & Chief Executive Officer of Hollis Enterprises, LLC. Peterson founded the human resources consulting firm in 2004 following his retirement from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Peterson specializes in executive coaching, succession planning and keynote speaking engagements.

Peterson received the highest recognition within the human resource industry when he was inducted as a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources.

Peterson holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Master’s degree in Industrial Relations from Loyola University.

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