Aaron Radelet is global chief communications officer and senior vice president at Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), which ranks #18 on the Fortune 500 and is a global leader in retail pharmacy under brands that include Walgreens, Boots and Duane Reade.
PRWeek presented him with its “Global Professional: In-House” award for 2021, and once again named him to its U.S. Power List of “the 50 most influential communicators” in 2022. Since he joined in July 2019, WBA has achieved record high media visibility, favorability, and reputation scores. It has been front and center during this period’s largest news story, the COVID-19 pandemic, and was listed as one of Time’s “100 Most Influential Companies” and Fast Company’s “World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies.”
Previously, Radelet served as chief communications officer for Hilton when it was named for the first time on Forbes’ “Most Reputable Companies” and Fortune’s “Most Admired Companies” and “Best Companies to Work For” lists and continued to climb in those rankings. Its IPO, “the most profitable private equity deal in history” according to Bloomberg, was also acknowledged as one of the best communications campaigns ever on the New York Stock Exchange.
Earlier, Radelet achieved strong communications results for two other Fortune 100 companies, Sprint Nextel, and AOL Time Warner, as well as for Shandwick International with clients such as The White House, GM, and Ford. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Public Relations at Grand Valley State University and completed executive leadership programs at Cornell University and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.