Jackson resigns as Wal-Mart procurement chief
January 8, 2007,
Bentonville, Ark. – Wal-Mart Stores said Lawrence Jackson, president and ceo of global procurement, has resigned, effective Feb. 9.
Jackson will continue with the Company until Feb. 9 to help in the leadership transition. "We have been fortunate to have had the benefit of Lawrence's experience and drive over the past two years," said Wal-Mart president and ceo Lee Scott. "He has been passionate about keeping us focused on our customer and has played a big role in moving our business forward during his time here."
Jackson joined Wal-Mart in 2004 from Dollar General Corporation, where he was president and coo. He intends to stay active with his business interests through teaching, executive coaching, and corporate board work.
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