Walgreens names 3 new execs

Walgreens Aug. 27 announced the appointment of three new executives: Danielle Gray as executive vice president and global chief legal officer; Tracey Brown as president of retail products and chief customer officer; and Jeff Gruener as senior vice president and CFO. 

"I am pleased to welcome Danielle, Tracey and Jeff to the WBA family," Walgreens CEO Roz Brewer said in a news release. "They will be instrumental in continuing to build momentum across our business, as we further innovate and work to define the future of health and well-being in the communities we serve for many years to come."

Ms. Gray, who will join Walgreens in mid-September, most recently served as senior vice president, chief legal and administrative officer and corporate secretary at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. She has also held a number of public service roles in the White House and Justice Department, including assistant to the president and Cabinet secretary; deputy director of the National Economic Council; and senior lawyer in the White House Counsel's Office and Civil Division.  

At Walgreens, Ms. Gray will be responsible for easing legal barriers to the company's business objectives. 

Ms. Brown, who will join at the beginning of November, most recently served as CEO of the American Diabetes Association. She was also previously senior vice president of operations and chief experience officer for Walmart/Sam's Club. 

At Walgreens, Ms. Brown will be responsible for the customer experience and will oversee the company's marketing and merchandising functions. 

Mr. Gruener, who will start Aug. 30, will be responsible for leading the financial organization of Walgreens. He most recently worked for Walmart, serving in a number of roles, including senior vice president of finance and strategy; senior vice president of merchandising operations; vice president of finance for Sam’s Club; and vice president of global procurement.

Read Walgreens' full news release here

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