Walgreens also promoted Rick J. Hans, 52, from director of finance to divisional vice president of investor relations and finance. Hans, who is also an assistant treasurer for Walgreens and a chartered financial analyst, oversees investor relations, financial analysis, financial services, banking and employee stock plans.
“Rick has developed excellent relationships with Wall Street analysts and represents us well to the financial community across the country,” said Rein. “I have worked closely with Rick for many years and have come to greatly trust and respect his knowledge and counsel.”
Hans joined Walgreens in 1987 as a financial analyst after completing an M.B.A. at the University of Notre Dame. He also earned a B.S. in geology from the University of Wisconsin and a master's degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Texas. From 1990 through 1999, Hans was a manager and senior manager in Walgreens real estate department. He was named director of finance in 1999.