Wal-Mart hires Hill & Knowlton executive
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is naming Dan Bartlett, who had been president and CEO of the U.S. arm of global public relations firm Hill & Knowlton, as its new executive vice president of corporate affairs.
Bartlett also served as a senior counselor to President George W. Bush. The 41 year old succeeds Leslie Dach, who played an influential role in reinventing the image of Wal-Mart in the face of mounting attacks by labor groups and other critics during his seven year-tenure. Wal-Mart said in March that Dach, a former Democratic strategist, was leaving in June.
Bartlett will report to Mike Duke, Wal-Mart's president and CEO, and will serve as a member of the Bentonville, Ark., company's executive council.