Walgreen Co. has elected Jan Babiak to its board of directors.

Walgreens, board of directors, Jan Babiak, Ernst & Young, independent director, Alan McNally, Greg Wasson, Walgreens board

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New director named to Walgreens board

April 11th, 2012

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreen Co. has elected Jan Babiak to its board of directors.

Walgreens said late Tuesday that Babiak, a retired managing partner for Ernst & Young, joins the board as an independent director and becomes its 12th member.

“Jan's diverse combination of leadership roles will provide us with additional financial insight and background on a wide range of strategic and business initiatives," Walgreens chairman Alan McNally said in a statement. "Her experience serving numerous global business organizations will help to further accelerate our strategies and bring added expertise to our efforts, especially in the critical areas of IT transformation, as well as sustainability and climate change."

Babiak has nearly 30 years of global management and board level experience, according to Walgreens. At Ernst & Young, she held managing partner and board-level roles in the areas of technology, climate change and sustainability, and regulatory and public policy. She served in consulting, audit and assurance roles for a wide range of clients in the financial services, technology, energy, media, transportation, government, retail and other sectors.

"With her highly regarded experience in IT, sustainability, audit and public policy, Jan will be a tremendous resource to our board and our company," stated Walgreens president and chief executive officer Greg Wasson. "She brings an innovator's perspective that will be valuable in our transformation to a health and daily living destination, and her commitment to diversity initiatives and active career mentoring of men and women also will be extremely important in the years ahead."