Retail Marketer, Walmart Inc.
Gheremey Edwards’ quest to address systemic inequalities manifested after volunteering in Cape Town, South Africa. Working with an organization called SHAWCO, he developed inclusive curriculum for schools in post-apartheid townships. Since then, he’s continued to serve communities in various capacities. Graduating from Vanderbilt University and hailing from Memphis, TN, Gheremey joined Teach For America where he taught in the classroom. He successfully impacted more than 100 students, which encouraged him to widen his impact for underserved youth. Soon afterwards, he obtained his Master of Education from Christian Brothers University and transitioned into instructional coaching to train educators across the school district. He later came to work on Teach For America’s national staff as a data manager to help schools track curriculum standards and to redefine how student success is measured by introducing new performance indicators. In these roles, he supported more than 8,000 kids. Through his stint in education, his eyes were truly opened to the injustices and inequities that exist for people of color in the U.S. Gheremey received his Master of Business Administration from Olin Business School at Washington University in St, Louis. He’s now joined Walmart’s Marketing Department where he’s responsible for driving sales and traffic through cross-category programs. He’s led digital and store campaigns for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and other seasonal moments. He holds the company accountable for telling marketing narratives in ways that resonate to multicultural and diverse audiences. In his free time, he’s an avid tech-gadget geek. He’s also very active in his community, serving as the Marketing Chair for the Arkansas Urban League Young Professionals.