BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Lori Flees has left her position as senior vice president and chief operating officer of Walmart Health & Wellness. She announced her departure from Walmart in a post on her LinkedIn page on Friday.
“Thank you to all the associates I had the opportunity to meet and serve – you inspire me. Thank you to my teammates in Corporate Strategy, M&A, Corp Financial Planning, Store No.8, Strategic Partnerships, Vudu, Sam’s Health & Wellness and Walmart Health & Wellness – we accomplished a lot due to your efforts and passion. Thank you to Walmart leaders I have collaborated with – you always made the solutions or the plan better. Thank you to my amazing supervisors who supported and invested in me. And thank you my mentees who contributed more to my development than I did theirs,” she wrote in her post.
“I look forward to watching the company continue to innovate for the benefit of customers and associates around the world as a loyal customer and shareholder,” she added.
Flees was in her most recent position at the company since August 2020. She had been at Walmart for eight years. Shortly after Doug McMillon became the company’s chief executive officer, she began leading the company’s enterprise strategy work. Flees then moved to Sam’s Club, where she was integral to developing affordable health care options for members and helped spearhead the acquisition from CareZone of digital technology assets to help patients manage their prescriptions.