Meet the Board

Celia Swanson

Each month, we will be featuring one member of the Excellerate Foundation Board. Our February board member highlight is Celia Swanson.

LAST UPDATED • February 15th, 2021

About Celia

A member of Excellerate's Executive committee, Celia Swanson, has served diligently on our board for many years and provides immeasurable value to our team and community. Additionally, she serves on our Education and Hark committees.

Celia is an accomplished senior executive who spent 25+ years at Walmart championing its culture and its people. She is notably recognized as the first female executive vice president at Walmart Stores, Inc. breaking the glass ceiling for women. Her deep expertise in commerce, large-scale transformation, company culture and multi-generational workforce engagement serves as the cornerstone of her career legacy. 

Currently, Celia is a highly sought after speaker, author and consultant. You can read more about her current endeavors here.

Originally from Nebraska, Celia is based in Bentonville, AR. She enjoys traveling, the outdoors and spending time with close friends and family.