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Olivia Walton

Co-Founder, Heartland Summit; Home Region Program Committee Member

Olivia Walton is the co-founder of the Heartland Summit, a Walton Family Foundation event aimed at kick starting economic growth in the Heartland. Olivia also serves on the Home Region Committee of the Walton Family Foundation, focusing on quality of life initiatives in Northwest Arkansas and the Delta Region of Arkansas and Mississippi. She serves on the board of Thaden School and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Until 2016, Olivia was a journalist and was the Business and Technology Correspondent for NBC News, reporting for “Today,” “Nightly News with Lester Holt” and MSNBC. Before joining NBC, she was a reporter and anchor for Bloomberg Television in New York and London.

Olivia graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and political science. She earned her Master of Science degree with merit in global politics from the London School of Economics.

Olivia is married to Tom Walton, a grandson of Sam and Helen Walton.

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Olivia Walton October 8, 2018
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