Burwell to Head Walmart Foundation
October 17, 2011,
Sylvia Mathews Burwell
BENTONVILLE, Ark.--Walmart has appointed Sylvia Mathews Burwell president of the Walmart Foundation.
Burwell will take her post in January 2012, succeeding Margaret McKenna, who retired as of last Friday. She will assume charge over Walmart's charitable giving efforts and its Global Women's Economic Empowerment Initiative, as well as guiding the company's social, environmental and economic-opportunity efforts in Africa. She will report to Leslie Dach, executive vice president of corporate affairs.