National Advisory Council

Gary J. Severson

Membership Information:

Member Since: 2009

Spouse:

Juanita Severson

Employment:

Job Title: Senior VP-Merchandising, Retired
Company: Walmart

Expertise:

  • business
  • retail

Biography:

Gary Severson retired in 2017.  Before that he served as 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.