NAPW Inducts Andrea Collaro, Director Product Development, Owned Brands, Walgreens, Into its VIP Professional Woman of the Year Circle

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Andrea Collaro selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

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I’m pleased to recognize Andrea with this important honor. Her work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Andrea Collaro as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in health and wellness. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 775,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“I’m pleased to recognize Andrea with this important honor,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.”

Dr. Collaro is Director of Product Development, Owned Brands at Walgreens Boots Alliance, the first global, pharmacy-led, health and wellness enterprise in the world with a presence in over 25 countries.

Dr. Collaro started at Walgreens as Pharmacy Manager in August 1998 and steadily succeeded in leadership positions within the company over the course of 17 years. In her current role, she is responsible for overseeing owned brands product development (core and innovative), sourcing and branding for the health and wellness division. This includes OTCs, Wellness and Advancecare.

“I manage a team of 11 who oversees the Walgreen brand products, one of the largest brands on the globe,” said Dr. Collaro.

Under her steadfast leadership, Dr. Collaro’s team has played an essential role in the success of the brand’s internationally recognized products well-known for their excellence, quality and effectiveness.

Dr. Collaro keeps pace with the exciting changes that accompany the evolution of her profession through her affiliations with the National Association of Chain Drugstores and PLMA. She is a devoted supporter of the American Heart Association, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Awards & Accomplishments: Pharm.D., University of Illinois College of Pharmacy


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