Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced Monday that Tom Horton would be joining its board of directors.
Horton, former chairman and CEO of American Airlines, is the board’s 16th member and will serve as a member of the company’s audit committee.
Horton, 53, has more than 30 years of business and finance experience, according to a Walmart news release. He joined American Airlines in 1985 from international accounting partnership firm Peat Marwick & Co., now KPMG, and continued with American until 2002, rising to the role of senior vice president, finance and CFO.
He left American in 2002 for AT&T, where he served as CFO and later was appointed vice chairman. In 2005, Horton led the evaluation of strategic alternatives that ultimately led to the combination with SBC Communications,... [ MORE ]