Oh, to remember the days before I joined trade news—how did I get by without knowing all there was to know about retail execs moving and shaking? Retail giants like Walmart constantly grab attention for me now, and news of its new Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Donna Morris, is no different.
“Excited to welcome Donna Morris to the team as our new Chief People Officer,” President and CEO Doug McMillon wrote to news source Pulse 2.0. “Her passion for people and two decades of leadership experience will be invaluable as we all work together to deliver for customers and create opportunities for our associates.”
According to a posting on the retailer’s website, Morris brings nearly twenty years of leadership experience to the table. In her new role, she will be responsible for retaining and developing talent. She has an extensive background in delivering people solutions, developing and managing teams, and helping build a high-performance culture that promotes diversity and inclusion.
Morris previously worked for Adobe, where she led all of the company’s Human Resources, real estate, and security operations. During her tenure there, she implemented several family-friendly initiatives, including expanding the family leave policy and simplifying standard HR processes.
Congratulations to Donna on this new role! Deli Market News will keep you abreast of all things retail.