Former Wal-Mart Stores Inc. executive Don Soderquist died Thursday morning from complications of heart surgery, according to a statement provided by the leadership development center that was founded in his name.
Soderquist was founding executive of Soderquist Leadership in Siloam Springs and a 2010 inductee into the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame. He was 82.
In the emailed statement, Chuck Hyde, chief executive officer of Soderquist Leadership, said “we are deeply saddened to share that Don Soderquist passed away.”
“He had a unique ability to make others feel valued through his genuine interest in them as people. His driving motivation ‘to impact people in a positive way,’ I believe, is the mark he left on Walmart and why Soderquist Leadership exists today.”
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