Medifast announced that it has appointed Lauren Walker as executive vice president, Supply Chain Operations, effective Sept. 21, 2020.
In her role, Walker will be responsible for overseeing Medifast’s global supply chain organization. As a key member of the company’s leadership team, she will report directly to Chief Executive Officer Dan Chard.
“Over the last few years, Medifast has proven ourselves a leader in the health and wellness industry,” said Chard. “As we enter our next phase of growth, Lauren brings new capabilities and experience in manufacturing, logistics, new market development and packaging. I’m confident she will help drive operational excellence throughout our supply chain organization, further enhancing the Coach and Client experience.”
Before joining Medifast, Walker served as chief supply chain officer at another direct selling company, where she oversaw the company’s integrated supply chain as well as engineering, enterprise project management and new market expansion. Prior to that, she held several roles with another direct seller, most recently serving as vice president, Manufacturing & Technical Support Organization. She has also held various positions at industry leading companies including Office of Church & Dwight, Actavis (Alpharma) Pharmaceutical Group, Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble. Walker is a recipient of the Utah Business Living Color Award and was recently named Woman of the Year by Impact Magazine.
“I have followed Medifast for some time, taking note as the company built a robust and vibrant community, and delivered clinically proven plans and scientifically developed products, all of which has allowed them to support a growing number of Coaches and Clients,” said Walker. “I’m excited to join this fast-paced company and work alongside a talented leadership team to enhance Medifast’s supply chain operations—and continue to impact more lives.”