"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."