Vice President, U.S. Benefits, Walmart
Chris McSwain joined Walmart Stores, Inc., in November of 2010 and currently serves as Vice President, U.S. Benefits. Chris was recently named Chairman of the Board for the Integrated Benefits Institute – an organization dedicated to providing employers and their supplier partners with resources for demonstrating the business value of health. In December 2007 Chris joined Whirlpool Corporation as Sr. Director, Global Benefits. While at Whirlpool, Chris and his team completed a large number of strategic initiatives which drove innovation across each area of the Global Benefits team. Recently, Chris has published three key documents including: A manuscript focused on Human Capital, Personal Value and the Health, Wealth, Performance Portfolio; a DVD developed in conjunction with the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI) entitled Winning Together: Turning Vendors Into Partners To Improve Workforce Health And Productivity; and on the development of an innovative “Culture of Health Change Acceleration” model. In January 2008, Chris was one of 20 business leaders selected by Business Insurance magazine for inclusion on the publication’s 2008 People to Watch list.
Previously, Chris served as Director, Compensation and Benefits for SCANA Corporation. His team led SCANA through a total health and productivity journey including developing the Live Well Life Counts brand that reinforced the company’s mission of improving the health and productivity of the SCANA workforce and their families.
Completed initiatives at SCANA include creation of an employee resource center with on-site Pharmacy with robot, wellness and EAP coaches. Other accomplishments include value-based benefit designs, data aggregator, vendor integration, and Mobile Medical Unit. In 2005 Chris was named Benefits Manager of the Year by Business Insurance Magazine.
Chris received a BS in Chemistry from the College of Charleston. In addition, Chris earned an MS in Chemistry from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.