7-Eleven is more than home to Big Gulps and Slurpees. What started out as an ice house in Texas 85 years ago is now the world’s largest operator of convenience stores. Making sure 44,700 stores in 16 countries stay that way is the Walker Speaker Series next presenter, president and CEO Joe DePinto.
Before being appointed chief executive of 7-Eleven in 2005, DePinto was president of GameStop Corporation. He also has held executive positions at PepsiCo, Inc. and Thornton Oil Corporation. A native of Chicago, Ill., DePinto earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering management from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.