Sona Chawla

Chief Growth & Innovation Officer at CDW Corporation

Sona Chawla

Sona Chawla

Chief Growth & Innovation Officer at CDW Corporation

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Kohl's Department Stores, Inc.
Kohl's Corp.

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9198

Number of Boards

4

Birthday

1968

Age

52

Number of Awards

1

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Director & Chief Executive Officer at Kohl's Corp.

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Former Director, President & Chief Executive Officer at CarMax, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President at CarMax, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at CDW LLC

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Executive Chairman at CDW LLC

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Kohl's Corp.

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Senior Vice President, Small Business Sales & eCommerce at CDW Corporation

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Chief Operating Officer at CDW LLC

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Executive Vice President & Chief Capital Management Officer at Northern Trust Corporation

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Secretary, Executive Vice President & General Counsel at Kohl's Corp.

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Sona Chawla
Chief Growth & Innovation Officer at CDW Corporation
Education
Master of Science in Finance & Strategy
Class of 1994

MIT Sloan School of Management is the business school of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. MIT Sloan offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs, as well as non-degree executive education. Its largest program is its full-time MBA, which is one of the most selective in the world, with students from more than 60 countries every year, and ranked #1 in more subjects than any other MBA program.

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics & Computer Science
Class of 1990

Wellesley is known for the excellence of its education, the beauty of its setting, its gifted faculty, and the uniqueness of its campus culture. But most of all, Wellesley is known for the thousands of accomplished, thoughtful women it has sent out into the world for over 100 years—women who are committed to making a difference. A Transformative Educational Experience Every year, some 2,400 of the world’s top undergraduate women are challenged to exceed their own highest personal and intellectual expectations. The mastery Wellesley graduates demonstrate across the professional and vocational spectrum, and the influence they wield—whether in their own communities or on the world stage—is testament to a singularly empowering undergraduate experience. Wellesley’s lively academic community places a high value on rigorous, probing inquiry, and creative, cross-discipline thinking. Its collaborative approach to scholarship encourages students to question, debate, and refine their points of view, not only with each other, but with our world-class faculty—often by working directly with them on groundbreaking projects. A Wellesley education fosters the highest standard of readiness for the “real world” in its graduates, in terms of ability to think, act, and contribute meaningfully and effectively in their chosen areas of interest. The “Full-Engagement” Advantage Wellesley’s full-engagement academic philosophy extends to the running of the College itself. The student voice is central to decision-making here; students serve on major committees of the Board of Trustees, participate in faculty search, and contribute to strategic planning. Students participate in a wide range of extracurricular projects: The College and its surrounding community and the greater Boston area offer hundreds of internships, advocacy projects, and the rare advantages of being a vital member of the single largest academic “hotspot” in the country. Expected to be fully engaged while at Wellesley, students carry this sense of purposeful involvement and personal commitment throughout life. It is the signal mark of a Wellesley woman. A Widely Envied Campus Environment The sheer sense of scale of the breathtaking natural environment, in which buildings are thoughtfully sited, distinguish Wellesley’s physical setting in the classically New England town of Wellesley, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. Home to leading institutions such as the Albright Institute, the Knapp Social Science Center, the Davis Museum, The Newhouse Center for the Humanities, and the world-renowned Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley’s resources are a magnet not only for the surrounding community and metropolitan area; they attract attention—and scholars—from around the world. Commitment to Women Everything about Wellesley College bespeaks its commitment to women, and to providing them with an unexcelled educational experience that honors and cultivates not only what is best about each of them, and their own potential, but about what women offer our world.

Career History
President of Digital & Chief Marketing Officer
2008 - 2015

Walgreen Co. engages in the provision of pharmacy, health, and wellness solutions. Its services include pharmacy, front end, health care services, and consumer services. The company was founded by Charles R. Walgreen, Sr. in 1901 and is headquartered in Deerfield, IL.

Executive Vice President-Online Sales, Services & Marketing
2000 - 2006

Wells Fargo & Co. is a diversified, community-based financial services company. It is engaged in the provision of banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance. It firm operates through the following segments: Community Banking, Wholesale Banking, Wealth & Investment Management, and Other. The Community Banking segment offers complete line of diversified financial products and services for consumers and small businesses including checking and savings accounts, credit and debit cards, and automobile, student, and small business lending. The Wholesale Banking segment provides financial solutions to businesses across the United States and globally. The Wealth and Investment Management segment includes personalized wealth management, investment and retirement products and services to clients across U.S. based businesses. The Other segment refers to the products of WIM customers served through community banking distribution channels. The company was founded by Henry Wells and William G. Fargo on March 18, 1852 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Vice President-Global Online Business
2006 - 2008

Dell, Inc. engages in the manufacture of electronic devices. Its products include laptops, desktops, tablets, thin clients, printers, monitors, software, workstations and accessories. The company was founded by Michael Saul Dell on February 1, 1984 and is headquartered in Round Rock, TX.

Boards & Committees
Independent Director
2017 - Current

CarMax, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the retail of used vehicles and wholesale vehicle auction operator. It operates through the CarMax Sales Operations and CarMax Auto Finance (CAF) segments. The CarMax Sales Operations segment consists of all aspects of its auto merchandising and service operations. The CAF segment provides vehicle financing to customers buying retail vehicles. The company was founded by Richard L. Sharp and William Austin Ligon in September 1993 and is headquartered in Richmond, VA.

Member, Board of Directors
2012 - 2015

Express is the must-have sexy, sophisticated fashion brand for work, the weekend, or going out. It’s what’s new and what’s now for young fashion-forward women and men. We started more than thirty years ago as an experiment – an offshoot of another successful retail concept. There was nothing but opportunity in front of us and we took it. We aren’t inventors – there are so few of those in the world of fashion today – nor are we imitators, that is far too easy. At Express, we are innovators. We find inspiration and trends from all over the world and interpret them in a way that is uniquely Express. And we have become the preferred destination for the latest trends. Express is a specialty apparel and accessories retailer of women's and men's merchandise, targeting the 20 to 30 year old customer. The Company has over 30 years of experience offering a distinct combination of fashion and quality for multiple lifestyle occasions at an attractive value addressing fashion needs across work, casual, jeanswear, and going-out occasions. The Company currently operates more than 600 retail stores, located primarily in high-traffic shopping malls, lifestyle centers, and street locations across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; and also distributes its products through the Company's e-commerce website, www.express.com.

Member, Board of Trustees
Prior - 2015

Chicago Academy of Sciences, Inc. is a private company headquartered in Chicago, IL. The firm operates museums.

Member, Board of Advisors
Prior

Rutberg Holdings LLC provides financial advisory and corporate financial services. The company was founded by Bryan B. Rutberg and Justin C. Behar in 2001 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Awards & Honors
2013
Crain's Chicago Business Magazine - Tech 50
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