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Olivia Walton

Co-Founder, Heartland Summit

Olivia Walton is the co-founder of the Heartland Summit, a Walton Family Foundation event aimed at kick-starting economic growth in the Heartland. She serves on the board of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and is the Chairperson for the Momentary, a new contemporary art satellite space of Crystal Bridges, opening February 2020 in downtown Bentonville, Arkansas. She is also on the board of Thaden School.

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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