Wal-Mart Gets New Chair, Son-in-Law of Old One

Greg Penner has been named Wal-Mart’s new chairman, replacing Rob Walton, who has served in that capacity since 1992.

Penner, Walton’s son-in-law, began his career at Goldman Sachs as a corporate finance analyst. He then joined Wal-Mart as a management trainee and has held a number of positions throughout the company, including vice chairman.

Walton will continue to serve as director. He is the son of company founder, Sam Walton.

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