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Team Member Appreciation Week: Incredible people, incredible stories

Take a look back at some of our favorite stories shared by Walgreens team members.

Walgreens Stories

It’s the second annual Team Member Appreciation Week at Walgreens, so we’re taking a look back at some of the awe-inspiring stories that our team members have shared in the Walgreens Newsroom during the past year: 

A champion of the golden rule
A 30-year team member, Tim Williams’ commitment to treating customers how they want to be treated has had a profound impact in his store and community.

An Iraq War veteran and Walgreens analyst shares his story
Jake Ramsey, senior analyst, program setup and maintenance, reflects on his military service.

Working at Walgreens with an autoimmune disease
Vice president of retail operations Kristin Vargas shares how her Walgreens family helped her navigate a rare disease diagnosis.

The camaraderie after the storm
Store manager Megan Lynch and retail team member Michelle Reeb talk about how they leaned on each other in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.

The road to being cancer-free
Lydia Kemerling Back, customer service associate and breast cancer survivor, reveals how she came to represent Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure on billboards throughout Columbus, Ohio.

Hispanic Heritage Month: A Store Manager’s Story
Marking 22 years with Walgreens, Arthur Gaton shares how he worked his way from store clerk to becoming a manager of his own store.

Get to know our CMO
Chief Marketing Officer Linh Peters explains how her immigration story has shaped her career and how she defines leadership.

Living life with epilepsy
Business analyst Jessica Chappell describes, in her own words, living with epilepsy and how it sparked her interest in advocacy work.

The artists behind Walgreens Juneteenth greeting cards
Bridgette Williams, senior copywriter, talks about what Juneteenth means to her, and how Walgreens’ Juneteenth cards came to be.

High voltage with a higher purpose: Get to know Tracey Brown
Tracey Brown is president of Walgreens retail and chief customer officer in the U.S. Read more about her journey to the company.

Looking to read more about our incredible pharmacy team members? Look back at this round-up of stories from American Pharmacist Month.

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