Asked today whether she had any issues with the way that Wal-Mart handled her departure, Roehm demurred with an exasperated expression. Asked what changes she expects to see in the company's marketing strategy now that she's gone, she referred to today's announcement of a new CMO hire as proof that change is, in fact, afoot in Bentonville. "But," she added, "they don't tell me, any more."
She also noted about her former employer that, "I wish them well."
The sincerity in the room was as thick as it is in a standard Super Bowl commercial.