Walmart Taps Veteran Judy Werthauser as Chief People Officer for U.S. Operations; Donna Morris Comments
BENTONVILLE, AR - With 20 years of expertise under her belt, Judy Werthauser has joined the Walmart executive team as its new Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer for its United States operations. In her role, she will lead the big box chain’s people strategy, focusing on career growth and associate opportunity while prioritizing well-being, driving culture, and enhancing its digital capabilities.
“No other company impacts so many lives in such a tangible way, and no other company creates more opportunities,” Werthauser said in a LinkedIn post. “With around 1.7 million associates across the country, Walmart has an unmatched ability to help both customers and associates live better. I’m excited to work alongside the world-class Walmart U.S. team as they bring the purpose of building a better world—helping people live better and renewing the planet while building thriving, resilient communities—to life.”
Prior to joining Walmart, Werthauser worked for companies like Domino’s, Target, U.S. Bank, and Marshall Field’s, an article from HRD America shared. Additionally, she spent four years on the BJ’s Wholesale Club’s Board of Directors.
Most recently, Werthauser was Chief Experience Officer for Five Below, having helped double the size of the business from 750 locations to over 1,300 within the past three years.
In a memo sent to U.S.-based employees shared with HRD America, Donna Morris, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer at Walmart, commented on the recent appointment.
“As the Walmart U.S. team works to exceed customer expectations, improve the Walmart+ experience, and accelerate our digital expansion, Judy will be an invaluable partner and counselor to the business,” she said. “Her expertise will benefit both our associates and our efforts to continue growing wallet share in the U.S.”
Werthauser succeeds Julie Murphy, who retired earlier this week after 37 years with the retailer.
Congratulations to Judy Werthauser on her new executive role!