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Akron Native First African American Female GM at Walmart

UPublish story by Bridget Hodoh

Akron native Stacey Hodoh has been named the General Manager of the Walmart Stores, Inc. Distribution Center in Monroe, Georgia, and is the first African American female to hold this post at Walmart.

Stacey joined Walmart in October 2010 as the Assistant General Manager at the Walmart Distribution Center in Gas City, Indiana. In November 2011, she relocated to DC 6055 in Monroe, GA as the Assistant General Manager.

Stacey is regarded as a talented leader in Supply Chain and Logistics and brings a wealth of expertise to the world's largest retailer as a change management and business improvement expert. Prior to joining Walmart, she was a consultant for Silliker, Inc., a global leader in food safety and quality management system services.

Stacey also served as General Manager for Kehe Foods/Tree of Life grocery distribution centers in Kennesaw, Georgia, and Commerce, California.

Stacey is very involved in the community on a local and state level. She currently serves on the Walmart Foundation’s State Advisory Council for the state of Georgia where she assists in identifying the needs of nonprofit organizations within the state.

A John R. Buchtel High School graduate (Class of 1985), Stacey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Management and a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Organizational Leadership and Organizational Development from Grand Canyon University. Stacey also holds a Six Sigma Black Belt certification. She will continue to reside in the Atlanta, GA area.

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