Kristin L. Oliver is senior vice president and chief human resource officer for Walgreen Co., based in Deerfield, Illinois. Oliver is responsible for human resource strategy and delivery for Walgreens.
Prior to joining Walgreens in May 2018 Oliver held the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer for Chico’s FAS, where she led human resources and public relations for two years.
Prior to that, Oliver had an 11-year career at Walmart U.S. where she held various roles of increasing responsibility including Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Walmart U.S. She also served as Senior Vice President of People for Walmart U.S., Senior Vice President of People for Walmart International, and Vice President and Division General Counsel, Employment Practices.
Before joining Walmart in 2004, Oliver was a partner at the law firm of Gable & Gotwals in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where her practice focused on commercial litigation and employment law. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Oklahoma State University and a juris doctorate degree from Harvard University.
She is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and has been involved in a variety of women’s initiatives, including Walmart’s President’s Global Council of Women Leaders.
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