Holmes Report 01 May 2015 // 6:18PM GMT
BENTONVILLE, AR— Walmart's Dan Bartlett has hired his former colleague from Hill + Knowlton Greg Hitt as VP of corporate affairs, slated to join Walmart on June 1.
Hitt takes over the role made vacant by David Tovar who resigned last fall amid a resume flap. Most recently Hitt has been SVP of H+K's US crisis practice since January 2012, before that he was part of Public Strategies before the takeover.
Prior to that, Hitt was with the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones News Service where he traveled with the White House press corps, in addition to covering Congress, public policy, presidential campaigns, congressional campaigns and major political party conventions.
According to an internal memo sent by Bartlett, "Greg will report to me and also serve as an important member of the Walmart US leadership team."
The memo also announced that APCO SVP Jennifer Millerwise Dyck is joining corporate affairs starting on Monday as a part-time senior communications advisor, also reporting to Bartlett. She will help lead Walmart's "opportunity messaging and execution across corporate affairs and relevant business segments." At APCO, she co-led their crisis management and litigation communications practice.
She spent time as a spokesperson under President George W. Bush and led the public affairs and press operations for the Central Intelligence Agency.