Art Collector Alice L. Walton Historical Society Chief to Board
The New-York Historical Society today named Alice L. Walton, the daughter of late Wal-Mart Inc. founder Sam Walton, to its board of directors.
Walton was ranked No. 15 on Forbes magazine's 2007 list of the richest people in the U.S., with assets of $16 billion. She is president of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. It's scheduled to open in Bentonville, Arkansas, in 2010, the same year her tenure on the New York museum's board will end.
Founded in 1804, the society is New York's oldest museum. [from bloomberg]