No, unfortunately, he hasn't left the company to work for WalMart.
But he did see the writing on the wall with his job and my mocking advice that I'd put some positive PR spin on things if I were him and place a story on myself and guess what?
I just came across a featurey Q&A (complete with really bad photo) of Phil in the Orlando Sentinel.
The header is something about MK VP rising from the bottom, instead of taking the MK to the bottom as it should have been.
What a great reporter Scott Powers is. Truly.