Ilitch School Dean's Executive Speaker Series: Roz Brewer

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Mike Ilitch School of Business Dean’s Executive Speaker Series presents Roz Brewer

Preparing post-pandemic business leaders

Virtual event at wayne.edu/live

Featuring Rosalind (Roz) Brewer, chief executive officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. 

Moderated by Pamela J. Moore (‘94, M.B.A. ‘00) president and chief executive officer, Detroit Public Schools Foundation

Detroit native and Cass Tech alumna, Rosalind (Roz) Brewer joined Walgreens Boots Alliance as chief executive officer in March 2021. She also is a director on WBA’s board. Brewer most recently served as chief operating officer and group president at Starbucks from 2017 to 2021. Prior to Starbucks, she served as president and chief executive officer of Sam’s Club, a membership-only retail warehouse club and division of Walmart, Inc., from 2012 to 2017. Brewer previously held several executive leadership positions with Walmart beginning in 2006.

Prior to joining Walmart, she served as president of Global Nonwovens Division for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, a global health and hygiene products company, from 2004 to 2006, and held various management positions at Kimberly-Clark beginning in 1984.

Brewer currently serves as the chair of the Board of Trustees for Spelman College, where she did her undergraduate work. She also is a board member of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and formerly served on the boards of Starbucks, Amazon, Lockheed Martin Corporation and Molson Coors Brewing Company. She is currently ranked #6 on Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business.

About the Mike Ilitch School of Business Dean’s Executive Speaker Series

What does the future of business look like? How are we growing, moving and changing?

To address these pivotal questions, the Mike Ilitch School of Business launched the Dean’s Executive Speaker Series in January 2021. The series is targeted to Wayne State University students and alumni but is open to the broader community. Cass Tech students are especially encouraged to attend this discussion between two prominent Cass Tech graduates.

The Dean's Executive Speaker Series is presented by the Ilitch School’s Graduate Programs Office and hosted by Assistant Dean Kiantee Rupert-Jones. For more information, please visit ilitchbusiness.wayne.edu

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For more information about this event, please contact Steven Townsend at 313-577-0202 or smtownsend@wayne.edu.

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