Julie Murphy is executive vice president of People for Walmart U.S., supporting 1.5 million associates across the United States. Her responsibilities include overseeing and empowering all Walmart U.S. Home Office and store associates, including merchandising, marketing and logistics.

Julie began her career with Walmart in 1985 as an hourly management trainee in Anna, Ill. She continued to take on increasing responsibility, serving as an assistant manager, store manager, district manager and eventually earning a role as executive vice president for the Walmart U.S. West business unit – a $130 billion business.

Prior to her current role, Julie served as executive vice president of Neighborhood Markets for Walmart U.S. Her responsibilities included overseeing all aspects of Neighborhood Market operations as well as leading the reinvention of the Neighborhood Market format.

Julie serves on the board of trustees for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and on the board of directors for the Walmart Foundation. She is a member of Walmart’s Women’s Officer Caucus and the President’s Inclusion Council, and is the executive sponsor for the Women’s Resource Council.

Julie holds a degree in marketing and management from Missouri State University.