Former Walgreens exec joins Pankow Associates as account executive


SKOKIE, Ill. — Pankow Associates has hired Mark DeFilippo to serve as an account executive based in its Skokie office.

DeFilippo has had extensive experience in the industry, including 26 years with the Walgreens, where he first served as a basic department merchandiser, reorder buyer, assistant store manager and, from 1990 on, as a category manager in a variety of Walgreens purchasing departments. Over the years, his responsibilities included candy, batteries, electronics, photo finishing/photo accessories and over-the-counter products, such as cough-cold, pain and sleep remedies.

He brings to Pankow background in consumer product procurement, marketing, merchandising, inventory control, advertising, promotions, market research, pricing, product launches and strategic planning in the retail industry.

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