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Bartlett named head of Wal-Mart corporate affairs

Posted: May 22, 2013 at 11:13 a.m.

Walmart announced this morning that that Dan Bartlett, 41, will become the company’s new executive vice president of Corporate Affairs in late June.

Bartlett was most recently president and CEO of the U.S. arm of Hill+Knowlton Strategies, a global business advisory firm serving corporations, non-profits and associations in 52 countries. Prior to this, Bartlett was a senior counselor to President George W. Bush.

In this role he was responsible for all aspects of the president’s strategic communications planning, formulation of policy and implementation of the president’s agenda. He also oversaw the White House press office and the Offices of Communications, Media Affairs and Speechwriting and Global Communications. Bartlett also played a key role in George W. Bush’s presidential and Texas gubernatorial campaigns.

Bartlett will report to Mike Duke, Walmart’s president and CEO, and will serve as a member of the company’s executive council. His responsibilities will include oversight of external communications, government relations and sustainability, as well as the Walmart Foundation, which contributed more than $1 billion in cash and in-kind donations last year.

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