Matt Burgess, Vice President
Associate General Counsel - Litigation Division
Walmart Stores, Inc.
Education: BA, Secondary Education, University of Missouri; Juris Doctorate, Law, University of Missouri
My advice for students is to set goals and dream big. Do not limit your ability to do special things. There are many people in this community who want every student to thrive and maximize their opportunities. Take advantage of that and be a friend to all.
If I could do anything, I'd travel to New Zealand, a place I've always wanted to visit. I would also like to spend several months in Alaska someday.
Matt and his family have lived in Bentonville for 10 years. His wife, Jennifer, teaches math at Bright Field Middle School where his daughter, Mary Kate, attends. Matt's son, Jack, attends Bentonville High School. When not supporting students in Bentonville Schools, Matt enjoys time with his family, Mizzou football and taking vacations when time allows.