WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Kevin Hourican has been promoted to president of CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health. Hourican, who most recently served as the company’s executive vice president of retail pharmacy, had been serving as interim president of the drug chain following the departure of Helena Foulkes, who left to head Hudson’s Bay Co.
In his new role, Hourican will lead the CVS Pharmacy team in its drive to deliver a simpler, more responsive, and affordable experience for consumers.
“We’re pleased to have Kevin at the helm of CVS Pharmacy,” said Jon Roberts, chief operating officer of CVS Health. “He has a proven track record of bringing innovative new programs and services to our patients and a strong ability to lead our retail pharmacy team. We believe that Kevin will bring his extensive consumer and retail skills to our front store business as well and I have no doubt he will be able to further transform our stores to become the front door of health care for consumers, patients and caregivers.”
Hourican has more than 20 years of experience in the retail industry. During his tenure as leader of the chain’s retail pharmacy business, he directly managed all aspects of the business and partnered on key innovations including the ScriptPath prescription management system, the Rx Savings Finder, medication adherence programs and home delivery. Previously, Hourican served as senior vice president of operations for the East division of CVS Pharmacy, overseeing nearly 5,000 stores and more than 110,000 colleagues in 21 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Prior to joining CVS Health in 2012, Hourican served in executive leadership roles at Macy’s and Sears Roebuck where he gained significant experience in omnichannel operations and front store merchandising. He holds an undergraduate degree in Economics as well as a master’s degree from Pennsylvania State University.