Dan Bartlett, CEO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies/US, is moving to Walmart next month for the executive VP-corporate affairs post.

Dan BartlettHe succeeds Leslie Dach, who exits next month.

The Texas native takes on external communications, government relations, sustainability and the charitable activities of the world’s largest retailer.

Prior to H+K, Bartlett was senior counselor to president George W. Bush for strategic communications. He also was in charge of the office of communications, media affairs and speechwriting.

At Walmart, Bartlett reports to Mike Duke, CEO.

H+K has promoted Andy Weitz, executive VP and co-chair of its global corporate advisory practice, to US president/CEO. Danner Bethel, executive VP, is upped to US COO.

Jack Martin is CEO of H+K.