Wal-Mart corporate affairs leader Dach to leave in June

Published March 08, 2013

| Reuters

Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Friday that Leslie Dach plans to leave in June after seven years of working to improve the corporate image of the world's largest retailer.

During Dach's tenure as executive vice president of corporate affairs, Wal-Mart has established several programs focused on its environmental efforts, health and wellness programs, women's empowerment and other areas.

Before joining Wal-Mart, Dach was vice chairman of Edelman, where he led the public relations firm's Washington, D.C., office. He also worked in senior positions in a number of presidential campaigns and served in U.S. President Bill Clinton's administration.

Dach's planned departure comes days after President Barack Obama nominated the head of the company's Walmart Foundation philanthropic unit, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, to become director of the White House budget office.

(Reporting by Jessica Wohl in Chicago; Editing by Nick Zieminski)

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