National Advisory Council

Gary J. Severson

Membership Information:

Member Since: 2009


Juanita Severson


Job Title: Senior VP, Chief Merchandising Officer
Company: Walmart Japan
Location: Japan


  • business
  • retail


Gary Severson is the chief merchandising officer of Walmart Japan. He has worked at Walmart as a buyer, merchandise manager, vice president, divisional merchandise manager, and senior vice president and general merchandise manager. Prior to joining Walmart, Gary served in merchandising for Venture Stores for eight years. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business from BYU. He serves on the boards of WestArk Boy Scouts of America and Enactus. He loves movies, golf, and travel. Gary and Juanita have six children and six grandchildren.