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Riedl joins Walmart in health role

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BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Former longtime Walgreens executive George Riedl has been named a senior vice president and president of health and wellness at Walmart. He succeeds Labeed Diab, who left Walmart to join Brookdale Senior Living Inc. as chief operating officer.

Riedl most recently was president of Advanced Marketing & Sales Inc., an independent sales, marketing and consulting agency. Before that he spent 27 years at Walgreens, where his roles included general merchandise manager of pharmacy, health and wellness; senior vice president of pharmacy innovation and purchasing; and executive vice president of merchandising and marketing.

Reporting to Riedl will be senior vice president of health and wellness operations Paul Beahm; vice president of payer relations Marcus Osborne; vice president of clinics Sandy Ryan; vice president of pharmacy merchandising Mark Phillips; senior director of quality and clinical services Susanne Hiland; senior director of billing and reconciliation Jeff Brown; and executive assistant Janet Cordasco.