Walker Edison, a Salt Lake City provider of ready-to-assemble furniture, has named Joana McKenna as its new president, effective immediately. The company said the transition is occurring at a “pivotal time” for the business as it seeks a new stage of growth.

McKenna was most recently the vice president of growth at Walmart Inc., where she led marketplace business growth strategy, fueled record development for Walmart’s e-commerce front and spearheaded numerous successful and forward-thinking initiatives, Walker Edison said in making the announcement.

“I am thrilled to have someone of Joana’s expertise join our senior management team at Walker Edison,” said Brad Bonham, CEO of Walker Edison. “Her initiatives have led to billions of dollars in growth across some of the largest e-commerce retailers in the world. Joana’s commitment to her teams and to lifting the communities around her also mirrors our passion for charitable giving and cultivating an inclusive and fulfilling work environment.’ 

A graduate of Loyola Marymount University, McKenna brings over 20 years of e-commerce experience to Walker Edison She has held several senior positions at Amazon, Johnson & Johnson and Walmart.

“I am honored to join this extraordinary company at a time of tremendous opportunity to capitalize on its core business and innovate for the future,” McKenna said. “Walker Edison is in a unique position to not only transform but lead the industry in best-in-class products. Their focus on data and innovation is inspiring and offers endless potential. I believe Walker Edison is well-positioned to become the leader in this space and I’m excited to get started.”

Walker Edison was established 15 years ago by Bonham and has become one of the fastest-growing companies in Utah and a leader in the drop-ship e-commerce furniture industry.

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