National Advisory Council

Gary J. Severson

Gary J. Severson

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Member Since: 2009


Juanita Severson

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


  • business
  • retail


Gary Severson retired in 2017. He is serving in the temple presidency of the Bentonville Arkansas Temple. He completed his service as mission president of the Mexico Mexico City North Mission in 2022. Before that he served as the chief merchandising officer of Walmart Japan. He 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 loves movies, golf, and travel. Gary and Juanita have six children and 13 grandchildren.