Walmart Appoints Latriece Watkins as U.S. Merchandising Chief; John Furner Comment
BENTONVILLE, AR - Did the word of a newly appointed Chief at Walmart spark your interest? Ours too! The grocery chain recently unveiled a leadership transition, naming Latriece Watkins as its U.S. Chief Merchandising Officer.
Watkins has served in several key positions across Walmart U.S. and Sam's Club since joining the company 24 years ago. Most recently, she held the title of Executive Vice President of the Walmart U.S. Consumables Division.
Effective May 1, Watkins' appointment takes place as Charles Redfield steps down from the role.
Last month, Walmart U.S. Chief Executive Officer John Furner wrote to associates that Redfield would step down and assume an advisory role supporting the U.S. business, according to Reuters.
"We have a rich history of strong leaders who embrace this constant change, set bold visions for our teams, and best represent the humanity that is Walmart," Furner wrote in the memo to the company.
Congratulations to Latriece Watkins on her new role as Chief!