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Sam’s Club chief steps down

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Kevin Turner has resigned his position as executive vice president, president and CEO of Sam’s Club to become chief operating officer of Microsoft Corporation. Today is expected to be his final day.

Late yesterday, the company appointed Douglas McMillon to succeed Turner.

For the past three years, McMillon was executive vice president of merchandising and replenishment of Sam’s Club. He joined the company full-time in 1991 and has served in various management capacities, including vice president and divisional merchandise manager from October 1997 to November 1998; vice president and general merchandise manager of Sam’s Club from November 1998 to October 1999; and senior vice president and general merchandise manager from October 1999 to August 2002.

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