Kim Saylors-Laster

Chief Procurement Officer

Kim leads the competitive tender process and contracts negotiation efforts for Black Bear. Prior to joining Black Bear, Kim enjoyed over 20 years of business and executive experience with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., where she held officer roles heading the company’s global compliance and energy organizations, as well as leadership roles in real estate development, construction, property disposition and asset management. As the Vice President of Energy for Walmart, she developed the company’s US renewable and clean energy procurement strategy and led the team responsible for implementation resulting in Walmart’s recognition by the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) as the largest onsite generator of solar energy in the United States. Kim currently serves as a member of the Department of Energy’s distinguished Clean Energy, Education and Empowerment Ambassador Group and is a member of the Board of Directors for Solar Sister and Empower-A-Child. She is a Licensed Attorney, a Board Certified Executive and Leadership Coach, and a Licensed Professional Counselor.