Claire Babineaux-Fontenot is Executive Vice President and Treasurer for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
In this role, Babineaux-Fontenot is responsibile for investor relations, capital markets, treasury operations and tax.
Babineaux-Fontenot joined the company in 2004 as Vice President of Audits and Tax Policy. In 2007, she was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Tax Officer.
Prior to Walmart, Babineaux-Fontenot was Partner at the law firm of Adams & Reese, where she was the leader of the firm’s tax practice and Partner-in-Charge of the Baton Rouge office. Previously, she served as dispute resolution practice group leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Claire began her career as a Tax Attorney for the Louisiana Department of Revenue and subsequently received a gubernatorial appointment to serve as Assistant Secretary of the office of Legal Affairs, where she had responsibility for all tax litigation at the state level.
Babineaux-Fontenot holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and earned her Juris Doctor from Southern University Law Center. She also holds a Master of Laws degree in Taxation from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law.