Walgreen Co. President & CEO to Speak to The Executives' Club

Mar 02, 2012, 11:53 ET from The Executives' Club of Chicago

CHICAGO, March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 8, more than 400 Chicago area business leaders are expected to attend The Executives' Club of Chicago's Civic Affairs Committee Breakfast at The Palmer House Hilton with Gregory D. Wasson, President & Chief Executive Officer of Walgreen Co.

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Mr. Wasson will provide an inside look at Walgreen's social responsibility initiatives. He is expected to discuss Walgreen's newest distribution centers which have been designed to accommodate physically and cognitively disabled workers, as well as their commitment to provide increased access to affordable healthcare services and nutritious fresh foods in food deserts and medically underserved areas. Mr. Wasson will talk about how these efforts are a part of a people-centric business model that has led to increased customer satisfaction and employee engagement, and deeper connections with the diverse communities Walgreens serves.

The Executives' Club is pleased to have gold level sponsorship from AT Kearney, Nielsen and WBEZ/Chicago Public Media, which makes its programming possible.   

The next committee program (a Global Leaders Luncheon in conjunction with the Real Estate Committee) will feature Debra Cafaro, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Ventas Inc., on Tuesday, April 10.

For more information or for tickets, visit http://centennial.executivesclub.org or call The Executives' Club at 312-263-3500.

Event detailsThursday, March 8 Registration: 7:30 a.m. - Program: 8-9:15 a.m.
The Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe

About The Executives' Club of Chicago
The Executives' Club of Chicago is a forum for business, civic, and academic leaders to exchange best practices.  Founded in 1911, the Club is one of the oldest and most respected business organizations in the Midwest. The Club serves the community by providing resources needed to establish effective global partnerships, enhance intellectual exchange, develop future diverse business leaders and promote Chicago as a world class business center.

About The Civic Affairs Committee

The Civic Affairs Committee works with and for Club members to lead diversity initiatives, community outreach initiatives and works to position the Club as a Chicago business community model for renewed business ethics, proper business courtesy and respect for colleagues. The Civic Affairs Committee is Co-Chaired by Laurent Guerard, Vice President-Partner, A.T. Kearney and Cheryl Pearson-McNeil, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Government Relations, Nielsen.


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