Donna Morris, Walmart (US)

2021 HRD Global 100

executive VP and chief people officer

Donna Morris is the executive vice president and chief people officer for Walmart. A member of the executive committee, Donna is responsible for attracting, retaining, and developing talent for one of the world’s largest private employers. Donna has more than 20 years of leadership experience in delivering innovative people solutions, developing and managing teams that operate in an agile way, and helping to build a high-performance culture that promotes diversity and inclusion. Donna joined Walmart from Adobe, where she served as chief human resources officer and executive vice president of employee experience. A native of Ottawa, Canada, Donna joined Adobe in 2002 where she led all aspects of the company’s human resources, real estate, and security operations. She led a number of workplace-friendly initiatives at Adobe, including expanding its family leave policy and simplifying standard HR processes.