Julie Murphy is executive vice president and chief people officer for Walmart U.S., supporting more than 1.5 million associates. She oversees strategy and execution of HR programs for U.S. store and Supply Chain associates and all Home Office associates, including health & wellness, merchandising and ecommerce.
In her role, Julie leads initiatives to leverage new ways of working, builds programs to develop a more diverse and inclusive workplace and drives strategies to support the physical, emotional and financial well-being of associates.
Prior to her current responsibilities, Julie served as executive vice president of Neighborhood Markets for Walmart U.S., where she oversaw all aspects of Neighborhood Market operations and led the reinvention of the Neighborhood Market format.
Julie began her Walmart career in 1985 as an hourly management trainee in Anna, Ill. She worked her way from hourly associate to salaried manager and eventually executive vice president for Walmart U.S. West — a $130 billion business. Along the way, Julie saw Walmart change countless lives for the better through unparalleled access to opportunity. Her passion is ensuring today’s associates are empowered to build a future at Walmart.
Julie holds a degree in marketing and management from Missouri State University. She also serves on the board of directors for the Walmart Foundation and is a member of Walmart’s Women’s Officer Caucus.