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Walgreens Announces Organizational Changes

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Deerfield, Ill. Alejandro Silva, chairman and CEO of Chicago-based Evans Food Group, Ltd., has been elected to Walgreens board of directors as an independent director, effective Jan. 9. The company also announced that James J. Howard is retiring from the board.

Walgreens also announced that Stanley B. Blaylock, previously corporate VP and senior VP of specialty pharmacy and home care for Walgreens Health Services, has been promoted to a corporate senior VP and president of Walgreens Health Services. Blaylock replaces Trent E. Taylor, who has left the company.

Blaylock joined Walgreens in 2006 with the company's acquisition of Pittsburgh-based Medmark Specialty Pharmacy Solutions, where he was president and CEO.

Walgreens also promoted VP of purchasing David A. Van Howe to a corporate VP. Van Howe joined Walgreens in 2000 as GMM of beauty and fashion.