MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 15, 2011 /CNW/ - Walmart Canada's Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) Gale
Blank was awarded the prestigious Breakaway Leader Award at the CIO
Executive Summit earlier this week. She was selected as one of 10
industry leaders in North America.
The award, now in its fourth year, recognizes CIOs and senior IT
executives whose leadership elevates their people, partners and
business. Nominations for the award were gathered from peers within the
Global CIO community. A distinguished panel of judges presided over the
deliberation of the semi-finalists with final recipients selected
through a combined vote. The summit, hosted by the global leadership
network Evanta, is widely recognized as the most significant awards
program for CIOs.
"This recognition from a panel of peers is truly a strong endorsement
for a strong IT professional and leader," said David Cheesewright,
Walmart Canada's president and CEO. "Gale is a true asset to Walmart
A seasoned industry executive, Gale has over 30 years of experience
working at the forefront of the information technology industry. Gale
is co-chair of the CIO Forum and a member of the board of directors for
PS Productions, a motion picture supply company.
Established in 1994 and headquartered in Mississauga Ontario, Walmart
Canada operates 329 stores and serves more than one million customers
each day. Walmart is one of Canada's largest employers with 85,000
associates, and is recognized by Waterstone Human Capital as having one
of Canada's top 10 corporate cultures. Since 1994, Walmart raised and
donated over $125 million to Canadian charities and not-for-profit
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SOURCE WAL-MART CANADA CORP.
For further information:
Susan Schutta, Walmart Canada at 905-821-2111 x 78012