Larry Burton has been hired as senior vice president of government affairs at CVS Caremark Corp.

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CVS Caremark names government affairs exec

February 2nd, 2012

WOONSOCKET, R.I. – Larry Burton has been hired as senior vice president of government affairs at CVS Caremark Corp.

CVS Caremark said Thursday that Burton, who previously was executive director at Business Roundtable in Washington, D.C., will join the company on Feb. 27.

In his new post at CVS, Burton will focus on furthering the growth of the company's role as a pharmacy innovator working to help broaden health care access, pare overall costs and improve health outcomes at the state and federal levels.

"Larry's strong background in government affairs work as well as his experience in developing and advocating for critical public policy positions both as a staffer for elected government officials and as a representative of large corporations make him uniquely qualified to lead our Washington, D.C. office and help shape our positions and perspectives on health care policy," Helena Foulkes, executive vice president and chief health care strategy and marketing officer at CVS Caremark, said in a statement.

Burton brings more than 30 years of experience in strategy development, public policy and government affairs, according to CVS Caremark. As executive director at Business Roundtable, he was responsible for developing policy positions and strategies for implementation on matters of priority interest to chief executive officers in such areas as energy and environment, trade, corporate governance, health care and other major economic issues.

Before that, Burton was regional coordinator for the Western Hemisphere (North America) for BP, the world's third-largest energy company, and had served as the vice president for U.S. government and international affairs in BP's Washington, D.C., office.

In addition, Burton served as the special assistant and associate director in the federal Office of Management and Budget, where he was senior liaison to the U.S. Senate on budget and regulatory matters.