As president of Walgreens, John Standley oversees all of Walgreens operations and is responsible for the development, growth and management of the business as the company continues to build on its leadership in the rapidly evolving healthcare sector. Standley also leads the ongoing acceleration and implementation of Walgreens Boots Alliance strategic priorities within the Walgreens business — transforming and aligning the core business; building our next growth engine with consumer-centric healthcare solutions; focus the portfolio and optimize capital allocation; and building a high-performance culture and a winning diverse team.
Previously, Standley served as president, chief executive officer and chairman of Rite Aid Corporation as part of a long tenure with the company in various leadership roles. Among his accomplishments, Standley led Rite Aid’s transformation from a traditional drug store chain into a health and wellness company through various programs and initiatives, including the development and launch of its loyalty program and wellness format stores as well as its acquisitions of a fully capable PBM, a population management company, retail clinics and digital healthcare capabilities.
Prior to Rite Aid, Standley served as chief executive officer and board member of Pathmark Stores, Inc. and held executive financial positions at several other grocery and retail companies.
Standley is a former chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and currently serves on its Board of Directors and is also a Board member of Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and BrightSpring Health Services. He also previously served on the Boards of CarMax, Inc. and Supervalu, Inc.
Standley received a Bachelor of Science from Pepperdine University.
Walgreens is included in the United States segment of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., and based in Deerfield, Ill.