Chief Executive Officer, AllianceRx Walgreens Prime
Joel Wright was named Chief Executive Officer of a combined specialty and mail services company with AllianceRx Walgreens Prime that launched on April of 2017. This combined company is a subsidiary of Walgreens, the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, and is headquartered in Orlando, FL.
Mr. Wright previously was Divisional Vice President of Walgreens Specialty Solutions Group, a division dedicated to providing patients with complete specialized pharmaceutical care to treat chronic, rare or complex conditions. During his tenure from 2013 - 2016, Mr. Wright developed and executed a successful go-to-market strategy for five central specialty and 250 local specialty pharmacies throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Under his leadership, the Specialty Solutions Group nearly doubled its sales and amassed more than $8 billion in annual revenue.
Before leading the specialty division, Mr. Wright held a variety of leadership roles of increasing responsibility at Walgreens. He began his Walgreens career 22 years ago as a Pharmacy Manager and Supervisor and has since served as Vice President of Home Care, Executive Director of Pharmacy and Senior Director of Healthy System Operations.
Mr. Wright holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI. He also completed the Executive Management Program for Pharmacy Leaders at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
About AllianceRx Walgreens Prime
AllianceRx Walgreens Prime delivers maintenance medicines and specialty medicines through its mail service and central specialty pharmacies. Formed in 2017 through a strategic alliance between Walgreens, one of the nation’s largest chain drug stores, and Prime Therapeutics, a leading pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), the company offers tools and resources to help patients improve medication adherence, 24/7 pharmacy support for exceptional care. The company is headquartered in Orlando, Fla. and its pharmacies are accredited by several national pharmacy accreditation services. Visit www.alliancerxwp.com for more information.