Walgreens Employees Lead by Example

Walgreens Employees Lead by Example

To help keep the Walgreens retail network connected to the neighborhoods it serves, the company created a Community Leader position in 2009. These 1,300 Community Leaders now identify and create local events each year.

From toy and winter coat drives to fundraising walks and informing neighbors about flu protection, Walgreens is building upon its long-standing tradition of community pharmacy.

"Life is local," says executive vice president of operations and community management, Mark Wagner. "We encourage community leaders to be an active part of their neighborhood by joining the PTA or getting to know the city council."