Former Wal-Mart exec joins HHS

HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced Wednesday that Leslie Dach, a former executive for Wal-Mart Stores, has joined the agency as senior counselor.

Dach, 60, will report to Burwell in the newly created role. He will assist with the health insurance exchanges' second open-enrollment period, and work with HHS staff and nongovernmental agencies on strategic health policies.

Dach was Wal-Mart's executive vice president of corporate affairs and government relations for seven years, and has 25 years combined experience in business, politics and strategic communications.

“Leslie's experience, which spans the business, government and civil society sectors, will further enhance our ability to deliver impact for the American people,” Burwell said in a statement.

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