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Crystal Bridges Welcomes Walmart Executive Donna Morris to Its Board of Directors

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BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art today announced Donna Morris as the newest member of its board of directors. Morris brings more than 25 years of experience attracting, retaining, and developing talent at several organizations, including Walmart Inc. 

As the executive vice president and chief people officer of Walmart, Morris works to deliver innovative people solutions while building and managing teams that operate in an agile way. Morris joined Walmart in 2020 from Adobe, where she served as chief human resources officer and executive vice president of employee experience.   

“With Donna’s help, we can continue to enhance engagement, access, and impact with our local audience and beyond,” said Olivia Walton, board chair for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. “Donna’s experience, leadership, and genuine passion for cultivating inclusive environments will undoubtedly add to the vibrant future we envision for Crystal Bridges.” 

A native of Ottawa, Canada, Morris has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Carleton University. She holds the Society for Human Resource Management – Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), Senior HR Professional (SHRP), and Canadian Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designations. Morris joined the Board of Trustees at Fordham University in New York in 2022. 

“I am deeply honored to join the Crystal Bridges Board of Directors and look forward to leveraging my experience with Walmart to support the continued growth of such a remarkable institution,” said Morris. “As a longtime advocate of Crystal Bridges, I’m eager to leverage my expertise to advance the museum’s mission of creating a vibrant space where all are welcome to experience the beauty and power of art.”  

As the museum welcomes Morris, it bids farewell to longtime board member Doug McMillon, president and CEO of Walmart Inc. A passionate supporter of Crystal Bridges since its inception, McMillon’s partnership has helped Crystal Bridges achieve institutional goals for almost two decades. Though his formal board service has concluded, McMillon will continue to champion Crystal Bridges and the Momentary in Northwest Arkansas and on the world stage through its current expansion and well into the future. 

In her new role as a member of the Crystal Bridges Board of Directors, Morris will serve alongside Board Chair Olivia Walton, fellow board members Alice Walton, founder and chair emeritus; Elizabeth Glassman, former president and CEO of the Terra Foundation for American Art; Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem; Annemarie Dillard Jazic, vice president of ecommerce and digital marketing at Dillard’s; Hank Willis Thomas, artist and co-founder of For Freedoms; John H. Tyson, chairman of the board of directors of Tyson Foods, Inc.; and Steuart Walton, co-founder of Runway Group. 


About Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

The mission of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is to welcome all to celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of nature. Since opening in 2011, the museum has welcomed more than 10.8 million visitors across its spaces, with no cost for admission. Crystal Bridges was founded in 2005 as a non-profit charitable organization by arts patron and philanthropist, Alice Walton. The collection spans five centuries of American masterworks from early American to current day and is enhanced by temporary exhibitions. The museum is nestled on 120 acres of Ozark landscape and was designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie. A rare Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house was preserved and relocated to the museum grounds in 2015. Crystal Bridges offers public programsincluding lectures, performances, classes, and teacher development opportunities. Some 300,000 school children have participated in the Willard and Pat Walker School Visit program, which provides educational experiences for school groups at no cost to the schools. Additional museum amenities include a restaurant, gift store, library, and five miles of art and walking trails. In February 2020, the museum opened the Momentary in Downtown Bentonville (507 SE E Street), conceived as a platform for the art, food, and music of our time. In 2026, Crystal Bridges will complete a nearly 100,000 square foot expansion that will allow the museum to expand access for all. For more information, visit The museum is located at 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712.