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Walgreens names Patrick McLean senior VP and CMO

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DEERFIELD, Ill.  – Walgreens on Friday named Patrick McLean to the role of senior vice president and chief marketing officer.

In his role as CMO, McLean will be responsible for the vision, strategic direction and performance of all Walgreens marketing activities. These responsibilities include: marketing collaboration, design and execution of the Walgreens brand, development of the customer value proposition, customer targeting, marketplace brand positioning and execution of marketing plans.

Patrick McLean

McLean joins Walgreens from TD Bank, where he was most recently the executive vice president, chief marketing officer and head of corporate and public affairs. Under his leadership, McLean oversaw brand strategy, corporate and public affairs and integrated marketing efforts. McLean transformed the department into a “digital first” and data-driven organization, driving brand and acquisition marketing campaigns, public relations, social media, field and retail marketing, and customer experience programs. Prior to TD Bank, McLean was vice president of digital brand strategy and digital CMO at Capital One Financial Corp., as well as the head of interactive marketing and e-commerce at Verizon.

“It’s exciting to join Walgreens at this pivotal moment, when modern marketing can serve as an architect of end-to-end customer journeys and experiences,” said McLean. “I look forward to working with the highly talented team across the country, ensuring together that Walgreens is at the forefront of marketing in this critical area of the business.”

 “At WBA, we are at the intersection of health care, beauty and retail, and therefore our content needs to be deeply personal and relevant,” said Vineet Mehra, senior vice president of global chief marketing officer for WBA. “Patrick McLean shares our vision to approach marketing through a personalized, customer-obsessed lens, and ensuring that we deliver extraordinary experiences that enrich our customers’ lives. We are thrilled to have him join our team and lead us through this next phase of our growth.”


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