Tivity Health poaches Walgreens veteran for CEO role

Tivity Health poaches Walgreens veteran for CEO role

THE WHAT? Tivity Health has announced that Walgreens President Richard Ashworth has been appointed as its President and CEO, effective June 1.

THE DETAILS In his most recent role, Ashworth was responsible for developing the strategies and plans for all Walgreens operations, including leadership, development and management of the business.

“Tivity Health is a leader in helping adults adopt healthier behavior through physical activity, nutrition and weight loss, and social engagement solutions. I am excited to partner with our Medicare Advantage clients who invest in the health and well-being of millions of beneficiaries,” said Ashworth. “I look forward to building on the Company’s 30-year history and its deep relationships with health plan clients and employers, while charting a course for growth to build Tivity Health’s trusted brands to deliver even greater value to our shareholders, consumers, clients, partners, and colleagues.”

THE WHY? As Anthony Sanfilippo, Chairman of the Board of Directors explained, “We are excited to bring someone with Richard’s extensive background in health and wellness to Tivity Health. Richard has significant experience navigating a rapidly changing healthcare landscape while serving a portfolio of large customers and individual consumers in the intensely competitive retail realm. “We conducted a thorough search and we believe Richard is the right person to lead the Tivity Health team. Richard will leverage our core capabilities in healthcare and consumer-focused nutrition programs to deliver market-leading solutions that focus on profitable revenue growth. With a disciplined approach to managing the business, we are confident Richard will move the Company forward as a leading provider of healthy lifestyle solutions that improve health and lower healthcare costs.”