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Walgreens promotes pharmacy president to president of operations

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Wednesday announced the promotion of Richard Ashworth to president operations from his current role of president, pharmacy and retail operations.

"Effective immediately, Richard will bring his talent and tremendous experience to the leadership of all our critical operating functions with the new title of president of operations," the company stated in an internal memo.

In this expanded role, Ashworth will add to his responsibilities Walgreen's healthcare commercial, IT and supply chain areas and will continue to oversee his current team from pharmacy and retail operations.

With this change, Alex Gourlay, co-COO of Walgreens Boots Alliance and president of Walgreens, will have the opportunity to devote more time to the development of WBA's business plan and transformation, the company noted.
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