Julie serves as Vice President of Programs for Walmart and the Walmart Foundation. Through this work, she oversees philanthropic investments and works across the business to support shared value initiatives. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are focused on Sustainability for people and planet throughout the supply chain, including work on sustainable commodities, worker dignity, food safety and nutrition; Opportunity, including work on retail advancement, veteran’s support, diversity, equity and inclusion; and Community, which includes hunger and disaster relief along with work to engage associates and customers to make positive change in communities where they live and work.
Julie joined Walmart in 2008. Prior to Walmart, Julie worked in the nonprofit community on issues of anti-racism, homelessness and community revitalization. Internationally, she led program evaluation in Kenya and Tanzania and taught English in Eastern Europe.
Julie has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion from Rhodes College and a Master of Arts in Public Service from The Clinton School of Public Service. She was a Jane Addams-Andrew Carnegie Fellow at Indiana University’s School of Philanthropy. Julie is a 1998 Coca-Cola Scholar.