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Costco Wholesale names new chairman

Costco Wholesale names new chairman

ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Hamilton (Tony) James has been elected chairman of Costco Wholesale Corp. James takes the reins as Costco chairman following the death of co-founder Jeff Brotman earlier this month. President and chief operating officer of the Blackstone Group L.P., James has served as a director of Costco since August 1988 and been the

Industry mourns passing of Costco co-founder Jeff Brotman

Industry mourns passing of Costco co-founder Jeff Brotman

ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Jeff Brotman, co-founder of Costco Wholesale Corp. and the company’s chairman, died in his sleep at home on Tuesday. He was 74. Brotman helped build Costco into a global retailing powerhouse and was prominent in Puget Sound-area philanthropic and civic circles. “The thoughts of Costco’s board, management and employees are with Jeff’s