Walgreens announces new executive appointments

DEERFIELD, Ill. Walgreens on Monday announced the appointment of two new executives.

Kathleen Wilson-Thompson has been named SVP and chief human resources officer, and Charles Greener has been named to the new position of VP corporate affairs and communications. They will join the company on Jan. 4.

Wilson-Thompson, 52, will be responsible for the strategy and delivery of all human resources related activities at the drug store chain. She is currently SVP global human resources at Kellogg Co., where she also is a member of Kellogg’s executive global leadership team and was listed as part of “The Top 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America” by Black Enterprise magazine.

“Kathleen is an experienced leader who will ensure we have a world-class human resources function for our company,” said Walgreens president and CEO Greg Wasson. “She has the background, transformational skills and leadership ability that are consistent with the dynamic change and momentum we have established at Walgreens. She’s also known for her measured approach, unwavering integrity and strategic perspective on business issues.”

Meanwhile, Greener, 55, joins Walgreens from Fannie Mae in Washington, D.C., where he served as chief communications and marketing officer. His responsibilities included government relations, community giving, strategic communications, marketing, investor relations and corporate events. At Walgreens, Greener will oversee all government affairs, community relations and corporate communications activities.

“Chuck is a seasoned public affairs and communications executive with a track record of success,” Wasson said. “He’s an inclusive leader who brings out the best in his staff and is known for his strategic vision. I’m looking forward to the wealth of experience, strategic ideas and leadership that Chuck will bring to Walgreens.”

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