Wal-Mart names new senior VP sustainability

New York City Andrea Thomas has been named Wal-Mart’s new senior VP sustainability. Matt Kistler, current senior VP sustainability, will be transitioning into a new role as senior VP marketing on the Walmart U.S. team.

Thomas currently serves as senior VP global merchandising center, for the home, hardlines and entertainment businesses. In the position, she has been heavily involved in supply chain, product development and brand marketing -- all of which are key elements of Wal-Mart’s sustainability push.