Walmart Hires Donna Morris As Chief People Officer

By Annie Baker ● February 7, 2020
  • Walmart has hired Donnas Morris to serve as Chief People Officer. Before Walmart, Morris worked at Adobe for nearly 18 years.

Walmart has hired Donnas Morris to serve as Chief People Officer. Morris is going to be responsible for hiring and retaining talent for the company. She will be relocating to Arkansas later this month.

Before joining Walmart, Morris worked at Adobe for nearly 18 years across a variety of human resources role. Her most recent role at Adobe was Chief Human Resources Officer & Executive Vice President of Employee Experience.

At Adobe, Morris drove innovative workplace policies, including the introduction of expanded family leave, gender pay parity and opportunity parity. And as the leader of the company’s exceptional Employee Experience organization, Morris helped shape Adobe’s unique culture.

Before Adobe, Morris worked as the VP of Human Resources at Accelio, a manager of human resources at Fulcrum Software, a compensation analyst for the City of Ottawa, and an HR Generalist at Rogers Communications.

“Excited to welcome Donna Morris to the team as our Chief People Officer! Her passion for people and two decades of leadership experience will be invaluable as we all work together to deliver for customers and create opportunities for our associates,” wrote Walmart president & CEO Doug McMillon.

Adobe Executive Vice President Gloria Chen succeeded Morris at Adobe. And Adobe Chief Technology Officer Abhay Parasnis is assuming responsibility for Corporate Strategy and Development, which includes corporate strategy, global partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions.

“A pioneer of progressive workplace policies, Donna has been a role model of our values and her leadership has been instrumental in making Adobe a great place to work. We wish her well,” noted Adobe president and CEO Shantanu Narayen.