Valerie Jarrett named to Walgreens board

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"Her appointment will also provide further momentum to meet WBA’s diversity and inclusion goals, which are a top priority for the company," the Deerfield-based company said in a press release.

Among her previous roles, Jarrett was deputy chief of staff to former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. She also has been chair of the University of Chicago Medical Center board of trustees and vice chair of the board of trustees of the U of C. 

“Valerie is an outstanding addition to our board. She is a deeply influential and highly admired leader. Our company will benefit greatly from her wide and diverse experience at a time when our essential healthcare role in the 25 countries where we operate has never been more important,” Executive Chairman James Skinner, said in the release.

“It is a true honor to join the Walgreens Boots Alliance board as the company continues to transform to meet the rapidly-evolving health and well-being needs of millions of patients and customers,” Jarrett said in the release. “I am looking forward to working with the entire board and management team in support of the company’s iconic brands, while helping to drive growth and shareholder value.”

 

via Crain’s Chicago Business

October 30, 2020 at 08:54AM

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