THE WHAT? Walgreens Boots Alliance has announced the appointment of Valerie Jarrett to its Board of Directors and to the Board’s Audit Committee and Compensation and Leadership Performance Committee, effective immediately.
THE DETAILS An acclaimed business executive and civic leader, Jarrett joins as in independent director and becomes the first African-American woman to join the Board and fourth woman on the current Board of 11 members.
THE WHY? Jarrett’s appointment will provide WBA with further momentum to meeting its diversity and inclusion goals, which it has billed as a top priority. “Valerie is an outstanding addition to our board. She is a deeply influential and highly admired leader. Our company will benefit greatly from her wide and diverse experience at a time when our essential healthcare role in the 25 countries where we operate has never been more important,” said James Skinner, executive chairman, Walgreens Boots Alliance.