HR Director, Walmart eCommerce
Petrina Ferguson is a Director of Talent Acquisition with Walmart eCommerce. In this role she manages the team that is responsible for all non-technical, full time hiring for the company. Prior to Walmart she worked at Yahoo for 9.5 years in various roles. Before her departure from Yahoo, she was a Sr. Program Manager. In this role she was responsible for all of the Talent Acquisition Programs including managing recruiting programs for global organizations with a strong focus on the Candidate Experience, ATSManagement and Implementations, Metrics and Analysis, Employee Referral Programs, Offer Letters, Employee Onboarding and Scheduling, Data Integrity and Auditing, Compliance, Background Checks, Training, Global Mobility and Merger and Acquisitions. Other roles that she held
during her time at Yahoo were: Senior Recruiter and Recruiting Manager. She is a native of San Mateo, California and attended the University of Southern California where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. She also received her Master’s degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Public Policy from the University of San Francisco.In 1987 she became and continues to be an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She has served in a variety of leadership positions on the local, regional and national levels including: chapter Vice President, collegiate Advisor, Regional Secretary (2005-2009), member of National Personnel committee (2009-2013), elected member of National Nominating committee (2014-2016) and current member of National Leadership Academy committee.
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