Walmart names new chief people officer for Walmart U.S.

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Walmart U.S. has named Judy Werthauser new chief people officer at Walmart U.S. following the retirement of Julie Murphy who served in that position since mid-2017. Werthauser will begin the job Feb. 6 and relocate to Northwest Arkansas with her family.

Werthauser will lead the strategy within Walmart’s people division focusing on career growth, culture fostering and enhancing the retailer’s digital ways of working, according to Walmart.

She comes to Walmart from Five Below where she recently served as chief experience officer. In that role she helped contribute to the growth of Five Below, which is run by former executive Joel Anderson. She also worked in leadership roles at Dominos, Target and U.S. Bank.

“Judy will be an invaluable partner and counselor to the business. Her expertise will benefit both our associates and our efforts to continue growing wallet share in the U.S,” said Donna Morris, chief people officer at Walmart.

Murphy’s departure was announced in January 2022 capping a 37-year career at Walmart that included nearly a decade as a board member of the Walmart Foundation as well as running Neighborhood Markets, Store operations roles and training roles since June 1985.