Russell Shaffer is serving as emcee for our "Dinner and Music for a Historic Celebration" event. He is the senior director of Global Culture, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Walmart Inc. and AFB’s former board chair. Russell has worked at Walmart for over a decade and has held roles managing global internal communications and benefits communications, in addition to previously overseeing corporate strategy and stakeholder relations for aging constituencies and people with disabilities. He has served two terms as chair of Walmart’s Advocates for Disability Awareness and Education resource group, and has been a board member of Sources for Community Independent Living in Fayetteville, Ark., since 2012. His service has included positions on the U.S. Business Leadership Network’s (USBLN) Corporate Advisory Board, the Disability Equality Index Advisory Committee, and the National Council on Independent Living’s Corporate Development Council.