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Two new members join RILA board

SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced that Bill Simon, president and CEO of Walmart stores, and Steven Preston, president and CEO of OakLeaf Waste Management were named to the RILA board of directors, following the board’s semi-annual board of directors meeting held Sunday in Sarasota, Fla.

Simon replaces Walmart vice chairman and president and CEO of global e-commerce and global sourcing Eduardo Castro-Wright.

“We are honored to welcome Bill Simon and Steve Preston to the RILA board and look forward to their future involvement,” said RILA president Sandy Kennedy. “The collective expertise of this distinguished group of retail executives provides RILA with unparalleled insight into the industry’s most important issues and ensures RILA is positioned to advocate strongly on their behalf. “