Elizabeth Burger named executive vice president and chief human resources officer
Prior to joining WBA, Burger served as senior vice president, CHRO at Flowserve. She formerly served as CHRO with Hanesbrands, and worked at Monsanto Company in various roles of increasing responsibility, including senior vice president of global business operations.
Langowski, Mahajan and Burger will report directly to Wentworth and join WBA’s current executive committee, which includes:
Ornella Barra, executive vice president and chief operating officer, International, WBA
Barra oversees WBA’s businesses outside of the United States, including Boots UK and other pharmacy-led health and beauty retail businesses in Europe, Latin America and Asia, as well as WBA’s pharmaceutical wholesale operation in Germany and the No7 Beauty Company. She is also chair of the Environmental, Social and Governance Committee.
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Tracey Brown, executive vice president and president, Walgreens retail and chief customer officer
Brown is responsible for Walgreens $30 billion retail business and consumer experience across all retail, pharmacy and health consumer touchpoints and leads strategies to advance Walgreens across a complex and dynamic competitive landscape. She oversees more than 200,000 field and store operations team members, pharmacists, merchandising, marketing, product, digital, omnichannel, store format, data and analytics, asset protection, real estate and supply chain organizations. She has more than 30 years of experience driving business growth, operations, creating omnichannel customer experiences and leveraging digital capabilities to connect consumers and brands.
Neal Sample, executive vice president and chief information officer, WBA
Sample leads the strategy for WBA’s IT function and the implementation of its technology and digital innovation, with an emphasis on improving the digital experience for customers and patients. Sample joined the company in October of 2023, bringing more than 20 years of deep experience across highly regulated industries including healthcare, financial services and consumer internet.
Rick Gates, senior vice president and chief pharmacy officer, Walgreens
With more than 25 years of experience as a Walgreens pharmacist, Gates helps drive the company’s mission to evolve the future of pharmacy in health care and broaden pharmacy services. He and his team also play a critical role in aligning and advancing the Walgreens pharmacy and specialty pharmacy businesses across Walgreens, including the U.S. Healthcare business segment.
Beth Leonard, senior vice president and chief corporate affairs officer, WBA
Leonard oversees a combined corporate affairs team comprised of talented leaders who manage Walgreens Government Relations, Public Affairs and Corporate Communications functions. The team is responsible for communications with key Walgreens stakeholders including employees, media, industry partners and policymakers at the local, state and federal levels.
Matt D’ambrosio, senior vice president and global chief compliance and ethics officer, WBA
D’ambrosio will continue to serve as interim global chief legal officer. WBA expects to announce a permanent global chief legal officer by the end of February.
Each of the new executive xommittee members will assume their roles in March. All U.S.-based Executive Committee members will be based in the Chicagoland area.
“As I reflect on my first few months at WBA, what has impressed me most is the experience, talent and vision of our leaders and team members,” said Wentworth. “With the additions to our team, this Executive Committee brings proven leadership and deep experience in healthcare, culture and customer experience to accelerate our growth and lead the next chapter of our company for our team members, shareholders and most importantly the customers and patients we serve.”