Vicki Felker is Vice President of the Market Development Organization (MDO) at Nestlé Purina
PetCare Company (NPP). A graduate of the Executive MBA program of Washington University,
Vicki joined Purina in 1985, holding successive leadership roles in the organization. Vicki has
developed expertise in translating NPP Brand and Portfolio equities into retail strategies that
elevate the Pet Category and NPP’s business with strategic retailers. She has an authentic passion
for unleashing the greatest potential in others.
During her tenure at NPP, she has led numerous organizational initiatives. She served as the
President of Nestlé Purina’s Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF) establishing a mission to
positively influence the organization’s culture in an effort to support the development of a
diverse workforce for the purpose of driving business results. Under her leadership, the WLF
delivered breakthrough results and continues to succeed in the areas of enhanced customer
engagement, leadership enrichment and mentoring, ultimately supporting the development of
value-added leaders within NPP. In continued support of her commitment to diversity, Vicki was
appointed to the Board of the Network of Executive Women, serving as Board Chair,
Transformation Committee. In addition, she currently serves on the Board of Directors of the
United Way of Greater St. Louis.
Vicki lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband, Lyle Walker. Together they have four amazing
adult children and five beautiful grandchildren. And, of course, live a pet rich life with their
cherished dog, Emma.