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04/27/2022

Kenneth ‘Wayne’ Orvis to depart Walgreens

Kenneth ‘Wayne’ Orvis is leaving Walgreens after a career that spanned almost a quarter-century.
Sandra Levy
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Kenneth ‘Wayne’ Orvis

After almost 25 years, Kenneth 'Wayne' Orvis, is leaving Walgreens, where he most recently served as group vice president of pharmacy and retail operations

Orvis is leaving Walgreens on April 30. He is joining US Radiology Specialists as chief operating officer on May 1. 

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“I have made the tough decision after nearly 25 years to leave Walgreens,” Orvis said.

Among his varied roles, Orvis was group vice president of operations planning and strategic initiatives from May 2019 to the present. He also served as group vice president, acquisitions and integration from January 2017 to May 2019. Additionally,  he held the role of vice president, integration management office from January 2016 to December 2017.

Orvis rose to his current position at Walgreens after embarking in a career at the retailer in store management in September 1997 and becoming a district manager in 2004.

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About Walgreens
Walgreens is included in the United States segment of Walgreens Boots Alliance, an integrated healthcare, pharmacy and retail leader serving millions of customers and patients every day, with a 170-year heritage of caring for communities. Walgreens purpose is to champion the health and well-being of every community in America. Operating nearly 9,000 retail locations across America, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the brand says it is proud to be a neighborhood health destination serving approximately 9 million customers each day. Walgreens provide a wide range of pharmacy and healthcare services, and the retailer offers a true omnichannel experience, with fully integrated physical and digital platforms supported by the latest technology to deliver products and services in local communities nationwide.

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