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Monroe Community College grad Tim Wentworth to be Walgreens next CEO

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Monroe Community College (MCC) alumnus Timothy Wentworth is set to take the helm as Walgreens’ CEO, beginning Oct. 23.

Wentworth, who has an extensive background in healthcare and pharmaceutical services, was previously at the forefront of Express Scripts, the U.S.’s most substantial pharmacy benefits company. Following the acquisition of Express Scripts by Cigna, he transitioned to serve as the chief of health services for Cigna and later helmed its health services organization, Evernorth, before retiring in December 2021.

Having attended MCC from 1978 to 1980, Wentworth holds an associate’s degree in business administration and management and later pursued a bachelor’s degree in labor and industrial relations. Alongside his wife Robin, Wentworth has been a generous donor to MCC, even establishing an endowed scholarship fund bearing their names.

The college recognized their contributions by naming the Robin and Timothy Wentworth Arts Building in their honor. Wentworth’s ascension to Walgreens’ top role coincides with challenges the pharmacy sector is grappling with, from dwindling demand for COVID vaccines and tests to recent pharmacist protests over staffing concerns. The former CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Rosalind Brewer, stepped down this past August.

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