Texas A&M University - Center for Retailing Studies
After more than 35 years of experience spanning traditional brick & mortar retailing, eCommerce, omnichannel and international retail merchandising and operations, Scott utilizes his experience to inspire the future of retailing as the Director of the Center for Retailing Studies at Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School. He also operates his own retail consulting firm, Benedict Enterprises, LLC. which works with retailers of all sizes to solve business challenges in the digital age.
Scott spent a large portion of his career in Walmart, and was a member of the team that started Walmart.com in 1997. However he spent the majority of his career in the Sam’s Club division in a number of merchandising and eCommerce roles. In addition to Walmart, he has held positions at Best Buy, Service Merchandise and Montgomery Ward, and was most recently the Divisional Merchandise Manager for Health, Beauty & Grocery at Groupon in Chicago before joining Texas A&M University in 2019.
Scott attained his Bachelor of Science degree in Media & Communications from Arkansas State University. As a seasoned panelist and speaker, he has served on a judging panel for the Walton MBA Case Competition at the University of Arkansas, spoke at the US Chamber of Commerce Small Business Summit, and served as moderator at the Greater Bentonville Chamber of Commerce WalStreet Speaker Series. He has also been a guest lecturer at the University of Arkansas’ Walton School of Business, and currently sits on the advisory boards of the Texas Retailers Association and the Dallas/Fort Worth Retail Executives Association.