Early Wal-Mart CEO Ron Mayer Remembers Sam Walton

by Kate Knable  on Monday, Jul. 2, 2012 12:00 am  

Ron Mayer, the first man to have the CEO title at Wal-Mart, now lives in Indiana.

Ron Mayer was Wal-Mart's chairman and CEO from 1974 to 1976. And although founder Sam Walton had served previously as de facto CEO, Mayer was the first to hold the title. Mayer, now 77, worked for Wal-Mart from July 1, 1969, to June 30, 1976.

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