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Sep 02, 2021

Walgreens Boots Alliance hires legal chief

Danielle Gray joining from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Nasdaq-listed Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has hired Danielle Gray as executive vice president and global chief legal officer, effective mid-September. She will report to CEO Roz Brewer and lead the company’s legal and compliance operations.

Gray is joining WBA from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, where she has been senior vice president, chief legal and administrative officer and corporate secretary since 2018. In that role she has overseen operations related to legal, corporate compliance, audit, government affairs, health policy, external communications, marketing and community engagement.

Before moving in-house, Gray was a partner with law firm O’Melveny & Myers, advising healthcare companies, financial services institutions, universities and clients in other sectors.

She also held roles in the White House and US Department of Justice from 2009 to 2014, including assistant to the president and cabinet secretary, deputy director of the National Economic Council and senior lawyer in the White House counsel’s office and civil division.

WBA has also appointed Tracey Brown to the newly created position of president of retail products and chief customer officer and Jeff Gruener as senior vice president and CFO with responsibility for the finance organization for Walgreens, the US segment of WBA.

‘I am pleased to welcome Danielle, Tracey and Jeff to the WBA family,’ Brewer says in a statement. ‘They will be instrumental in continuing to build momentum across our business as we further innovate and work to define the future of health and well-being in the communities we serve for many years to come.’


Ben Maiden

Ben Maiden is the editor-at-large of Governance Intelligence, an IR Media publication, having joined the company in December 2016. He is based in New York. Ben was previously managing editor of Compliance Reporter, covering regulatory and compliance...