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WBA’s Kathleen Wilson-Thompson to retire, Pamela Puryear to fill role

WBA’s Kathleen Wilson-Thompson to retire, Pamela Puryear to fill role

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced on Monday that executive vice president and global chief human resources officer Kathleen Wilson-Thompson will retire next month and Pamela Puryear will be her successor. “Never has Kathleen’s contribution to the company been stronger than in 2020, whether leading Human Resources actions during the pandemic or being

WE panel examines diversity in retail, CPG industries

WE panel examines diversity in retail, CPG industries

NEW YORK — The killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis has sparked a national conversation on racial injustice and economic inequality that could provide an opportunity for real change, including in corporate America. “This awakening light has had all of us across corporate America having this conversation,” Walgreens Boots Alliance executive vice president

WE panel looks at developing African-American talent in our industry

WE panel looks at developing African-American talent in our industry

  NEW YORK — Earlier this week, the “WE Move Forward” panel series discussed strategies to develop more African-American talent and growth in the retail and consumer packaged goods industries. Above is the video of the event. Panelists were Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, Walgreens Boots Alliance executive vice president and global chief human resources officer; Latriece Watkins,

WBA appoints Gourlay, Barra to drive operations

WBA appoints Gourlay, Barra to drive operations

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Alex Gourlay and Ornella Barra have been named co-chief operating officers of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA). Gourlay had been president of Walgreens, and Barra president and chief executive of global wholesale and international retail. Both had also been executive vice presidents of WBA. In his new role, Gourlay will oversee Walgreens

Drug, mass retail execs make ’50 Most Powerful Women’ list

NEW YORK — Executives from Walmart, Sam’s Club, Rite Aid, Walgreens and Family Dollar Stores made Black Enterprise magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America” list. Featured on the publication’s February 2015 cover, the list was culled from thousands of candidates across industries — including the finance, pharmaceutical and retail sectors — and the