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Walgreen’s President - Pharmacy, Health and Wellness Services and Solutions
Texas Southern University alumnus Kermit Crawford has been named president of Pharmacy, Health and Wellness Services and Solutions for Walgreen Co., headquartered in Deerfield, Ill.
While studying pharmacology at Texas Southern, he joined the Walgreen Company as a pharmacy intern in 1983. Crawford believes in the importance of a diverse workforce, and brings this value to his new position. “At the beginning of my career with Walgreens in store operations, I was fortunate to work with a manager who understood the need for a diverse work force,” Crawford says. “[He] emphasized the need to have a variety of perspectives. As a result, this is a value I practice in my leadership.”
Before accepting his current position, Crawford was a store manager and a district manager for Walgreen Co. After several promotions, he was named Walgreens senior vice president and executive vice president of Walgreens Health Services in 2007.
“My personal and professional experience has shown that tolerance, respect and simply listening to different perspectives helps everyone better understand different viewpoints,” Crawford says.