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Sara Mortimore was named Walmart Inc.'s new vice president of global food safety compliance. She was vice president of product safety, quality and regulatory affairs at Land O'Lakes. Mortimore studied food science and technology at Seale-Hayne Agriculture College and earned her master of science from Leicester University, both in the United Kingdom.

Kelly Gunn was named national sales director for Kerusso, a Christian apparel company in Berryville. She has more than 20 years of retail experience, most recently as Vera Bradley's director of sales, north. Gunn graduated with a degree in accounting and finance from the United States Air Force Technical School.

Elizabeth Young, an RN at Washington Regional for more than five years, earned family nurse practitioner certification. She earned a master of science in nursing from UAMS and a bachelor of science in nursing from Arkansas Tech University.

Jeanine Jiganti was named Walmart Inc.'s senior vice president and general counsel for health and wellness. She was senior vice president and enterprise chief compliance officer at DaVita, a health care company. She has also worked as vice president and chief compliance officer for Takeda Pharmaceuticals; general counsel and chief compliance officer for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity; and vice president, head of litigation and corporate counsel for Caremark International. Jiganti earned her juris doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and her bachelor of arts in history from the University of Colorado.

Todd Whatley joined Wilson+Miller PLLC in Bentonville. Whatley is a licensed insurance agent and certified elder law attorney with 20 years of experience as an attorney. He is past president of the National Elder Law Foundation. He is a national speaker and educator on elder law issues.

Lindsey Vechik joined Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard PLLC in Rogers as counsel in the litigation group. She has experience serving as a legal liaison between insurance carriers and defense counsel where she managed litigation strategy for a Fortune 100 company. Vechik earned a juris doctor from Florida State University College of Law and a bachelor of science in marketing management from the University of Arkansas. She is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel. She is licensed in Arkansas, California, Florida and Illinois.

Dr. Alan Schumacher, a Bentonville physician, was named a member of the Arkansas Medical Society Board of Trustees. He will represent the physicians and patients of Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Madison, Marion, Newton, Searcy, Van Buren and Washington counties.

Briefs are for people in Northwest Arkansas who are new hires, were promoted, received an award from outside their organization or received a certification. Email: Information must be received by noon Wednesday prior to the Sunday the item is to be published.

SundayMonday Business on 05/12/2019

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