David Ferguson

Ascension Advisory Board
Retail Operations

A retail operations and management executive for over 35 years, Dave retired as President/CEO of Walmart/Europe in 2003 following similar roles at Walmart/Canada and in the company’s international division.

In 2000, Dave was named “Distinguished Retailer of the Year” by the Retail Council of Canada – the highest honor awarded in the Canadian Retail Industry.

Previous to Walmart, Dave served in senior management roles at Upton’s Department Stores, Richway, and the J. C. Penney Company.

Dave is an active Board of Directors member for battery maker Exide Technologies and Canadian retail grocer Sobeys, Inc.

He is a graduate of Youngstown State University and is a frequent guest lecturer at Gouizeta School of Business at Emory University and at Morehouse College.