Wal-Mart Promotes Gearhart; Hyde Retires

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores here on Wednesday said it has elevated Jeff Gearhart, currently executive vice president and general counsel, to the additional role of corporate secretary. He will succeed Tom Hyde, currently EVO and corporate secretary, who plans to retire, the company said.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores here on Wednesday said it has elevated Jeff Gearhart, currently executive vice president and general counsel, to the additional role of corporate secretary. He will succeed Tom Hyde, currently EVP and corporate secretary, who plans to retire, the company said.

The changes are effective Aug. 1. Gearhart, 45, will continue as general counsel overseeing the legal departmen

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