Linda Simon is the executive vice president of people for Walmart U.S., supporting 1.3 million associates across the United States. She has human resources responsibilities for Walmart U.S. merchandising, marketing and logistics as well as home office and store operations support.

Linda joined Walmart in March 2016 from AT&T Entertainment Group, where she served as senior vice president of human resources. Linda brings years of experience as a human resources practitioner to Walmart from previous roles at Pizza Hut, AOL and Marriott International. In 2010, Linda joined DirecTV, which was acquired by AT&T in 2015, to help build a world-class human resources function. She has a strong educational background in industrial and organizational psychology with a professional forte in talent management and development.

Linda earned her doctorate in industrial and organizational psychology from Kansas State University, master’s degree in psychology from Pittsburg State University, and her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Kansas.