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Kermit R. Crawford

Independent Director since 2013
Former President and Chief Operating Officer, Rite Aid Corporation
Independent Director

Committee Assignments and Rationale

Audit Committee (Chair)

  • Responsibility for all aspects of strategic, operational, and profit and loss management of two of the largest drugstore chains in the United States.
  • Board leadership and nine years tenure on Allstate Board.
  • Former member of the audit committee at TransUnion and the audit and compliance committee at LifePoint Health.

Risk and Return Committee

  • Significant operational experience at large, geographically dispersed service organizations.
  • Chair of Allstate audit committee.

Professional Experience

  • Former President and Chief Operating Officer of Rite Aid Corporation, which operates one of the leading retail drugstore chains in the United States (October 2017 – March 2019).
  • Former Operating Partner, Retail and Healthcare with Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm.
  • Held positions of increasing responsibility and leadership including Executive Vice President and President, Pharmacy, Health and Wellness at Walgreens Co., which operates one of the largest drugstore chains in the United States.
  • Former Director of TransUnion and LifePoint Health.

Key Experience and Qualifications

Risk Management: Extensive experience in business strategy and risk management gained through his leadership roles.

Accounting and Finance: As President and Chief Operating Officer of Rite Aid Corporation, had overall responsibility for all operational aspects of the large drugstore chain, including financial results.

Technology and/or Cybersecurity: Effectively led operational change, including the use of technology, at Rite Aid and Walgreens.

Complex, Highly Regulated Businesses: Expertise acquired in assessing the strategies and performance of a geographically distributed and consumer-focused service business in a highly competitive and regulated industry.

Sustainability: Over 30 years of operational experience that included driving sustainability initiatives with consumer and retail companies.

Succession Planning and Human Capital Management: As a senior leader at leading retail drugstore chains, responsibilities included leadership of large divisions and human capital priorities and culture.

Innovation and Customer Focus: Deep understanding of consumer experiences and insights gained as President, Pharmacy, Health and Wellness at Walgreens, where he effectively oversaw the transition of the pharmacy experience from a model focused primarily on drug delivery to a pharmacist-patient centric model.

Government, Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs: Extensive knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements relevant for large, public companies gained as a senior leader of one of the largest drugstore chains in the United States.

Other Public Board Service

  • C.H. Robinson (since 2020)
  • Visa (since 2022)
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