BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores here on Wednesday said it has elevated Jeff Gearhart, currently executive vice president and general counsel, to the additional role of corporate secretary. He will succeed Tom Hyde, currently EVP and corporate secretary, who plans to retire, the company said. The changes are effective Aug. 1. Gearhart, 45, will continue as general counsel overseeing the legal department, which is responsible for handling all legal matters affecting the company in its ...

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