Full Name
Heather Hughes
Job Title
Group VP & GMM Beauty, Personal Care and Seasonal
Company Name
Speaker Bio
A Walgreens team member since 2001, Heather Hughes is currently the Group Vice President, General Merchandise Manager for the Beauty, Personal Care, and Seasonal divisions. She is responsible for delivering personalized health and wellbeing led beauty and personal care solutions and leading the transformation of the company’s seasonal programs. Heather was named as one of the 50 most influential women in retail by Mass Market Retailers (MMR) in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
Before joining Walgreens, Heather earned her bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from Butler University in 1999. She then held several positions in Pharmacy Operations at Walgreens, including pharmacy management. Starting in 2004, Heather began her career in Merchandising at Walgreens, holding various roles in Health and Wellness merchandising. Most recently, Heather had led the seasonal, photo, general merchandise, grocery and household businesses at Walgreens. In 2018, Heather joined with women leaders in the retail and healthcare industries as a founding member of WE.
Heather Hughes