2007-04-25 / Local News

Delphi native is Walgreen's new president and COO

Wasson Wasson Gregory D. Wasson, a native of rural Delphi and rural Monticello, has been named president and chief operating officer of Wa l g r e e n Co., the nation's largest drugstore chain, effective May 1.

Wasson, 48, is currently Walgreen Co. executive vice president and president of Walgreens Health Services (WHS), the company's managed care division.

He was raised in rural Delphi and moved to rural Monticello when he was 13. Wasson graduated from Twin Lakes High School in Monticello, and his parents still reside in rural Monticello.

Wasson joined Walgreens in 1980 as a pharmacy technician while a student at Purdue University's School of Pharmacy, where he graduated in 1981. He managed several Houston stores before being promoted to district manager in 1986.

Wasson became a regional vice president of store operations in 1999 and Walgreen Co. vice president and executive vice president of Walgreens Health Initiatives, the company's pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), in 2001. He was promoted to president of Walgreens Health Initiatives in 2002, named a Walgreen Co. senior vice president in 2004, and promoted to an executive vice president in 2005.

"Combined with his 21 years of experience in store operations, Greg's WHS experience will be critical in his new position as we work to fully integrate the healthcare services offered by WHS into our store pharmacies," said current president and CEO Jeffrey A. Rein. "No one understands the managed care side of our business better than Greg."

Return to top