He led teams responsible for new store growth, store remodeling and property management, merchandise planning, procurement and allocation of capital among markets targeted for growth. In the 10 years John has spent at Walmart he has built a strong team and been the architect of groundbreaking efforts to grow our e-commerce business, creative marketing programs to communicate with customers and inventive merchandising initiatives. You are more important today than ever before as we focus on our customers. Gisel began her Walmart career in 1992 as a management trainee. Stephen Quinn, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer; Johnnie Dobbs, Executive Vice President, Logistics; Eric Zorn, President, Walmart Realty; and Tom Mars, Chief Administrative Officer will report directly to me. I am pleased to announce the promotion of Gisel Ruiz to Executive Vice President, Walmart People.
Zorn's extensive experience, including leadership of real estate acquisitions and property management for Walmart Realty, makes him qualified to serve as a director. I ask you to give our new leaders your full support as they lead in the style of Mr. Sam Walton taught us that we must never get set in our ways, to innovate and change; we always look for ways to run our business better so we can continue to offer our customers lower prices. It performs work for clients around the globe. Our store remodels and merchandise clarity have allowed our customers to live better in a very difficult economy. Until retiring in 2012, Mr.
Andy will report to both John and me. Please join me in congratulating Gisel on her promotion and wishing John well. Eric attended Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. I look forward to what we can do together to run our business even better and continue to offer our customers great products at lower prices. He led teams responsible for new store growth, store remodeling and property management, merchandise planning, procurement and allocation of capita. And we have you — our associates who make a difference to our customers today and every day.
Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Zorn served as a consultant to Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Zorn, 68, has served as one of our directors since March, 2012. The most difficult part of this decision is the impact to the Market Team members whose roles have been eliminated. Until retiring in 2012, Mr.
In the months ahead, we will bring an even greater focus to growing in new markets and moving our business closer to our customers. Eric Zorn, President of Walmart Realty, and Johnnie Dobbs, Executive Vice President of Logistics will continue to drive functional excellence and global leadership in their respective areas. She has worked as an assistant manager, co-manager and store manager. Raul Vazquez has been promoted to evp and president of Walmart West. Zorn previously served as Trustee of the International Council of Shopping Centers, and has served several other organizations in various capacities, including the Foundation Board of Trustees for Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Arkansas, Professional Women in Construction New York chapter and the Susan G. Zorn joined Walmart in 1993 as Regional Vice President of Operations, becoming a Senior Vice President of Walmart Realty in 1995, after spending 22 years at Jamesway Corporation, including nine years as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer.
Additionally, he is a Foundation Board Member for Professional Women in Construction in New York City. . These areas matter most for the continued growth of our business. I am pleased about the progress made and the growth opportunities that are emerging for our associates. Both Jack and John Westling will report directly to me until we name a replacement for John. In February 2003, Eric was named President of Wal-Mart Realty and became an Executive Vice President in September 2005. Zorn had served as President of Walmart Realty since 2002 and as an Executive Vice President of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Zorn had served as President of Walmart Realty since 2002 and as an Executive Vice President of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. This move creates a stepping stone for Market Managers to gain leadership experience as they grow. About Walmart Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. From our scheduling system, improvements to inventory management and our new store management structure, we have delivered significant results to our business. Our customers tell us that our stores have never been better and our associate engagement scores are best in class. We have an organization with the determination to compete to win in the marketplace.
Zorn, 69, has served as one of our directors since March, 2012. We expect many of our displaced associates will find open opportunities within the organization. Zorn served as a consultant to Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Yet at Walmart we have a responsibility to always look for ways to improve. This team of leaders will share more detail with their respective organizations shortly. We change so our customers can afford to live better. Source: Retail Opportunity Investments Corp.