- TitleSenior director, Walmart Health Operations
Walmart’s years-long reinvention now includes a daring gambit to go after the $3.6 trillion health care spending market. The retailer, the country’s largest, gets about 150 million visitors a week to its U.S. stores and is already the fifth-largest provider of pharmacy services. But now it wants to leverage that shopper traffic to sell customers health care services such as urgent care, X-rays, dental cleanings, and blood work at low prices, at a time when millions of Americans have lost their benefits and health care costs are out of control. That puts a spotlight on up-and-coming Walmart executive Amber Bynum, the 36-year-old senior director of Walmart Health Operations, who is overseeing the retailer’s first two 6,500-square-foot health clinics within Walmart stores and other locations in the pipeline. In a broader strategic sense, Bynum is in charge of one of Walmart’s most crucial initiatives to get more people to its stores, its biggest defense against Amazon.