Leslie Dach: Power List 2008

EVP of corporate affairs and government relations, Wal-Mart

[‘07 rank - #4]

More than two years after he left Edelman to work for its client, Wal-Mart, Leslie Dach has settled in as the company's top communicator. Overseeing reputation management, public affairs, corporate communications, marketing PR, the Wal-Mart Foundation, government relations, and sustainability for an organization that is among the most closely watched, and most criticized, is no easy task. And while critics of the retail giant remain, the company's leadership position in areas of sustainability have earned it accolades - something which is likely attributed, at least in part, to Dach's work in this area. In addition to his work at Wal-Mart, Dach also serves on the board of directors of the World Resources Institute.

Defining qualities

Thought leadership
Political influence
Client/company profile
Public Service

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