Walmart Hired A Former Bush Advisor As Its New PR Exec [THE BRIEF]

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Walmart hired Dan Bartlett to be its new EVP of corporate affairs. Before taking the position, the 41-year old ran PR firm Hill & Knowlton’s U.S. division. But his real resume-maker is when he worked on George W. Bush’s gubernatorial and presidential campaigns.

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