Chutes & Ladders: Walmart's digital director resigns, Sonic names new CMO

Welcome to this week's Chutes and Ladders, our roundup of hirings and firings throughout the industry. Please send the good word—or the bad—from your shop to Nicole Melton at [email protected] and we will feature it here at the end of each week.


> Umang Shah has been named global director
for social media and digital marketing at
Campbell Soup Co. He was previously Walmart's
director of social strategy. Story





> James O'Reilly has been promoted to chief
brand officer at Sonic Corp. He is currently CMO
there. Press release





> Lee Scott has retired from his position on the board at Walmart. Scott served as Walmart's president and CEO from January 2000 until his retirement on Jan. 31, 2009. Press release

> Chris Williams has retired from his position on the board at Walmart. Williams is the chairman and CEO of The Williams Capital Group, L.P., an investment bank. Press release

> Seth Marks has been promoted to SVP of merchandising and strategic sourcing at He is VP of sales and special acquisitions there. Press release

> Joseph M. "Mike" Mabry has been named strategy and experience design executive at Lowe's Companies. Mabry joined Lowe's in 2003 and led the company's supply chain organization until 2012 when he was named digital interfaces executive. Press release

> Michael P. McDermott has been promoted to CMO at Lowe's. McDermott joined Lowe's in 2013 as SVP, general merchandising manager-building and maintenance. Press release

> Todd Smith has been promoted to CMO at Sonic Corp. He is currently VP of marketing there. Press release