WSU Hosts Lecture with Corporate Entrepreneur and Alumnus

OGDEN, Utah –  Former Sam’s Club and Walmart executive and Weber State University alumnus Tom Grimm will share stories and advice from his 40 years of corporate entrepreneurial experience with students and the public.

Grimm’s free lecture, titled “Lessons Learned as a Corporate Entrepreneur” will be held March 16 at 12:30 p.m. in the Wattis Business building, Smith Lecture Hall.  The event is the 2016 Vernon M. & Maree Buehler Leadership Lecture. A reception will follow.

“This presentation will help our students understand the tremendous possibilities that exist in the world of business,” said Jeff Steagall, dean of the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics.

Currently, Grimm is a partner with RST Brands, a leading merchandise fulfillment company that supplies top Internet companies such as Amazon, Overstock, Home Depot and Costco.

Prior to 2008, Grimm worked as the executive vice president of Walmart and president and CEO of Sam’s Club. He was the CEO and founder of Price Savers, a Utah-based discount company. Grimm earned a bachelor’s in business administration from Weber State.

“Tom characterizes himself as a ‘corporate entrepreneur,’ he has made his mark being entrepreneurial within the confines of large business entities,” Steagall said.

The Buehler Leadership Lecture is offered each year as part of the $1 million endowment given to WSU in September 2006 to establish the Buehler Leadership Chair in the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics.

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