Executive vice president of corporate affairs, Walmart
Dan Bartlett served President George W. Bush as Counselor to the President, completing his service in July of 2007. In that capacity, Mr. Bartlett was responsible for all aspects of President Bush's strategic communications planning and the 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. Prior to that, he was Assistant to the President for Communications and White House Communications Director. Before being named Communications Director, he was Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy to then Counselor to the President, Karen Hughes. After his time in the White House, Mr. Bartlett took on the role of president and CEO at Public Strategies, Inc., a business advisory firm. He then assumed the position of resident and CEO of the U.S. division of Hill+Knowlton Strategies, where he served as a strategic advisor to business leaders representing key sectors of the American and global economy. Currently, Mr. Bartlett is executive vice president of corporate affairs for Walmart. He is responsible for government relations and public policy, corporate communications, philanthropy, and the company’s social responsibility and sustainability initiatives. He also serves on the company’s Executive Management Committee.