By Kevin Bogardus - 05/23/13 03:03 PM EDT
“Wal-Mart is in a unique position to make a difference in the lives of millions of people around the world. I am honored and excited to be part of that,” Bartlett said.
Bartlett was president and CEO of the U. S. arm of Hill+Knowlton Strategies before coming to the retailer.
Before that, Bartlett was a senior counselor to President George W. Bush. He was a close aide to the former president, having worked for Bush as far back as his 1994 campaign for governor of Texas.
Bartlett will be moving with his family to Wal-Mart’s home state of Arkansas