The “Conversations with Great Leaders, in Memory of Preston Robert Tisch” series presents a virtual panel featuring Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Rosalind Brewer in conversation with Judy Samuelson, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program.
This event is produced in partnership with the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program. The Aspen Institute is grateful to Steve Tisch, Laurie Tisch, and Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch and to the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund for their generous support of the Conversations with Great Leaders series.
Chief Executive Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance
Rosalind Brewer joined Walgreens Boots Alliance as Chief Executive Officer in March 2021 and serves as a Director on its Board. Previously, Ms. Brewer served as Chief Operating Officer and Group President at Starbucks from October 2017 to January 2021, and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sam’s Club, from 2012 to 2017. Prior to joining Walmart, she served as President of Global Nonwovens Division for Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Ms. Brewer currently serves as the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees for Spelman College, where she did her undergraduate work. She is also a Board Member of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and formerly served on the Board of Directors for Starbucks, Amazon, Lockheed Martin Corporation and Molson Coors Brewing Company. She is currently ranked #27 on Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business.
Executive Director, Business and Society Program
Judith Samuelson is the founder and executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program and author of Six New Rules of Business: Creating Real Value in a Changing World. Signature programs under Judy’s leadership include a ten-year campaign to disrupt Milton Friedman’s narrative about corporate purpose, the Aspen Principles of Long-Term Value Creation, and a partnership with Korn Ferry to rethink executive pay. She previously worked in legislative affairs in California and banking in New York’s garment center and ran the Ford Foundation’s office of program-related investments. Samuelson is a Bellagio Fellow and a director of the Financial Health Network.