Leslie A. Dach
Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Leslie Dach is executive vice president of Corporate Affairs for Walmart. He is responsible for public policy, reputation management, corporate communications, philanthropy, government relations, and the company's social responsibility and sustainability initiatives.
Before joining Walmart, Leslie was vice chairman of Edelman, a major global communications firm, where he led the Washington, D.C., office, the company's research, advertising and corporate social responsibility consulting divisions and its global public affairs, crisis, technology and health care practices.
Leslie has been active as a strategist in Democratic politics and worked in senior positions in a number of presidential campaigns. He served the Clinton administration in a variety of project capacities. Leslie has also served on the government relations staffs of the National Audubon Society and Environmental Defense Fund, and as special assistant to the chairman of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee.
Leslie has a bachelor's degree in biology from Yale University and a master's in public administration from Harvard University. He serves on the board of directors of the World Resources Institute.
Nov. 29, 2011 -- It’s a great pleasure to be here tonight. I want to thank the Partnership for a Healthier America for bringing us together – and I especially want to recognize the leadership of First Lady Michelle Obama, the catalyst for this groundbreaking effort.
Feb. 7, 2012 -- We don’t believe anyone should have to choose between food that is good for them and food they can afford. And we believe that as the nation’s largest grocer, we have the opportunity and the responsibility to work hard to deliver what our customers tell us they need rather than wait for others to provide solutions.