Dr. Cheryl Pegus
Executive vice president of health & wellness, Walmart
Pegus aims to leverage her company’s size and scale to transform the cost and convenience of healthcare. Walmart U.S. Health & Wellness includes more than 4,600 pharmacies, 3,400 vision centers, 20 Walmart Health centers and five care clinics. Throughout 2021, Pegus sought to boost vaccination rates by meeting people where they shop: Nine out of 10 people nationwide live within 10 miles of a Walmart, according to the company. Last June, Walmart added the option of a private-label insulin that shaved up to three-quarters off the price of brand-name products. Pegus, who joined the company in November 2020, also serves on the board of the American Heart Association.