Walmart taps former Disney exec as its first-ever chief creative officer

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Walmart has added a new position to its c-suite.

The retail giant named Jean Battany as its first chief creative officer.  Most recently, Battany served as VP, global creative at Walt Disney Park Experiences and Consumer products. She left  Disney in February 2021, after nearly five years in the position.

In her new role at Walmart, Battany “leads the vision for consumer centric communications across all channels, collaborating to develop breakthrough and innovative marketing at all consumer touch points,” according to her LinkedIn post. In a tweet, Battany said she was “excited and humble” to join the Walmart team — “such an impactful brand with huge scope, scale and heart.”

Battany is also the founding member of Chief, which describes itself as the only organization specifically designed for senior women to strengthen their executive leadership journey, cross-pollinate ideas across industries and affect change from the top-down.