Flanagan, Sesto named Walgreens vice presidents

DEERFIELD, Ill. Walgreens announced that Roxanne Flanagan and Matt Sesto have been named vice presidents in store operations.

Flanagan will oversee stores in the Memphis and Nashville markets, while Sesto will oversee the Bakersfield, Fresno and Sacramento districts in California, as well as stores in Sioux Falls, S.D., and Omaha and Lincoln, Neb.

Flanagan joined Walgreens in 1993 as a business management intern in Chicago while attending pharmacy school at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. After graduation, she worked as a pharmacist until moving into store management. In 2003, she was promoted to district manager.

"Roxanne has an intense focus on pharmacy operations," said Walgreens CEO Jeffrey A. Rein. "It’s one of her core strengths, along with recognizing the talents and abilities of others and helping them achieve their goals."

Sesto started his Walgreens career in 1988 as a stock clerk and continued working for the company while pursuing a pharmacy degree at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis. After graduation, he managed several pharmacies before being promoted in 1999 to district pharmacy supervisor. Sesto later entered store management and was named a store manager in 2001 and a district manager less than two years later.

"Matt has demonstrated a sensitivity to the needs of others and has shown a strong interest in advancing the pharmacy profession," said Rein. "Like all our leadership, Matt and Roxanne have the talent that will help continue our strong growth at Walgreens."