Walmart appoints first ever chief belonging officer

Denise Malloy-Deaderick was formerly director – market strategy diversity at Johnson Controls


After a long and successful stint of over 17 years at Johnson Controls, A. Denise Malloy-Deaderick has moved on to join Walmart as senior vice president – chief belonging officer.

An alumna of Texas Southern University, Malloy began her career with Xerox Corporation as a specialist in 1988. After spending 12 years at Xerox, she moved to JP Morgan as vice president in the year 2000.

The next two years saw her selling web-based client-management software (MorganOnline) to high net worth insurance brokers, boutique investment firms and trust & estate attorneys.

She also spent a year marketing power and gas in major markets as the director, Enron Energy Services. During her stint there, she also started a diversity initiative within EES.

The longest stint of her career was with Johnson Controls, where her last held position was that of director – market strategy diversity.

During her tenure there, she developed a roadmap to transform a 135-year old technology company into a diverse and inclusive high-performing digital company. She contributed significantly when the company redesigned and relaunched its employee business resource groups in 2020, and experienced over 400 per cent growth.

In her LinkedIn post, Malloy expresses her pleasure at the new assignment with Walmart. She states that she looks forward “to diving in and engaging with the over two million associates around the globe to work toward workplace diversity and inclusion that drives equitable outcomes for all”.

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