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Becky Elliott

Former Assistant to Sam Walton and People Director, Finance Division, Retired

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Becky Elliott joined Walmart in 1989 as an assistant to the director of corporate affairs. One of her duties in that role was to give tours to any store associate who visited home office. Those tours included a stop by Mr. Sam’s office. Through those interactions, Mr. Sam became impressed with Elliott and offered her the job as his assistant when his long-time assistant Loretta Boss retired. Elliott stayed in that role until Mr. Sam passed in 1992. She spent 14 more years with the company, retiring in 2006.