Walgreens Proposes New Operational Leadership Structure Post Alliance Boots Acquisition

Source: Drug Store News, Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

Executive Vice President of Walgreens Boots Alliance and President of Walgreens, Alex Gourlay, outlined a new operational organization structure in a letter to Walgreens employees.

Mark Wagner, currently president of community management and store operations, will take on a new role as president of business operations. He will be responsible for creating a customer-focused organization that supports Walgreen’s stores, eliminates waste and simplifies the work flow.

Brad Fluegel, currently Senior Vice President (SVP) and chief strategy officer, will become SVP chief strategy and business development officer. He will continue to lead strategy for Walgreens and expand his responsibilities to include developing and implementing Walgreens’ healthcare clinic, clinical office and healthcare innovation strategies.

Richard Ashworth will be returning from Alliance Boots in a new role as president of retail and pharmacy operations. He will be responsible for the field organization to implement a single customer plan and deliver customer care through Walgreens’ community locations.

Gourlay ended stating that the company will continue to stay focused on its customers and patients by continuing to move forward on its pharmacy-led, customer-driven historic strengths.