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Walmart names president of health and wellness

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George Riedl, former Walgreens executive, succeeds Diab

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George Riedl

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Former longtime Walgreens executive George Riedl has been named a senior vice president and president of health and wellness at Walmart.

He succeeds Labeed Diab, who left Walmart to join Brookdale Senior Living Inc. as chief operating officer.

Riedl most recently was president of Advanced Marketing & Sales Inc., an independent sales, marketing and consulting agency focused on assisting consumer packaged goods companies. He was responsible for sales, marketing strategy and operations.

Riedl spent 27 years at Walgreens, advancing from pharmacy apprentice to chief merchant. Before leaving the company in 2009, he led such areas as e-commerce, third-party operations and contracts, and pharmaceutical purchasing. His roles included general merchandise manager of pharmacy, health and wellness; senior vice president of pharmacy innovation and purchasing; and executive vice president of merchandising and marketing.

“Walmart welcomes George Riedl and is pleased to have an executive with his experience join our team,” said Michelle Gloeckler, executive vice president of consumables, health and wellness at Walmart U.S.; and U.S. manufacturing lead.

Reporting to Riedl will be senior vice president of health and wellness operations Paul Beahm; vice president of payer relations Marcus Osborne; vice president of clinics Sandy Ryan; vice president of pharmacy merchandising Mark Phillips; senior director of quality and clinical services Susanne Hiland; senior director of billing and reconciliation Jeff Brown; and executive assistant Janet Cordasco.


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