Mr. Folk is an executive with extensive experience in the retail and warehouse club industries. He served 24 years at Walmart Stores, Inc. Sam’s Club Division where he was valued as a true entrepreneur and servant in the image of the founder. As such, he was awarded the Sam M. Walton Entrepreneur Award by the Walton family, a recognition considered the highest honor within the corporation.
Mr. Folk has broad experience across operations, store planning and new business development. He was most recently SVP of New Business Development at Sam’s Club where he led the creation of two new format clubs, The Business Center and the Hispanic oriented Mas Club.
He is an untiring champion of the customer and the associate, recognizing that the key to any successful endeavor is the relationship between those who are serving and those who are being served. This ideal, as well as his long-standing leadership led to an award that was created in his honor and is given annually at Sam’s Club to an individual who best reflects Kenny’s model.