S. Robson “Rob” Walton
Chairman of the Board – Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Retired)
October 28, 1944.
Rob Walton attended Wooster College and earned a degree in accounting from the University of Arkansas and a law degree from the Columbia University School of Law. He joined Walmart in 1969 as an outside lawyer and General Counsel, moved to Bentonville in 1978 to work full time for the company and became Chairman of the Board following Sam’s passing in 1992. Prior to becoming chairman, he held a variety of positions with Walmart, including senior vice president, corporate secretary, general counsel, and vice chairman. Before joining Walmart, Rob was a partner with the law firm of Conner & Winters in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is currently involved with a number of nonprofit and educational organizations, including Conservation International, where he serves as chairman of the executive committee, and the College of Wooster, where he is an Emeritus Life Trustee. In 2015, Rob Walton retired as Chairman of the Board for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; Greg Penner was chosen as his successor.
Did you know? Rob started out mopping floors and carrying freight up the back stairs in Walton’s 5&10. He is actively engaged in competitive cycling, and is an advocate of increasing cycling opportunities in communities nationwide.