Brandon Carson
VP of Learning and Leadership | Author and Expert | Founder of Nonprofit L&D Cares

Brandon Carson is an award-winning global talent development leader with a proven record of success in learning and organizational development, leadership training, coaching, change management, curriculum development, and performance consulting. He is currently the Vice President of Learning and Leadership at Walmart, where is responsible for talent development strategies in support of the overall US business strategy. He also leads the Global Leadership Development practice, the Executive Coaching strategy, and the Corporate and Officer Onboarding experiences for the enterprise. Prior to joining Walmart, Brandon led the learning and development team for Delta Air Lines’ global airport operations. In the past, he has held global learning leadership roles with Home Depot, Microsoft, and Apple.

In 2020, he founded L&D Cares (, a nonprofit dedicated to providing coaching, mentoring, and support to help talent professionals thrive and flourish in their careers. Brandon serves in an advisory capacity for several EdTech startups and has served as a committee organizer for ATD.

Brandon has authored two books, Learning in the Age of Immediacy and the award-winning L&D’s Playbook for the Digital Age, both published by ATD Press. As a speaker, Brandon talks about digital transformation, innovation, employee experience, and how the digital age impacts workplace performance. He holds an M.Ed in Educational Technology, a BA in Business, and certification in advanced analysis.


LearnOps Leadership Series

Brandon Carson

Ryan is joined by Rob Lauber, former CLO at McDonald’s, to talk about structuring L&D functions for global operations and the shift to a “big picture” perspective for L&D.
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