Position: Chief Human Resources Officer
Kathleen Wilson-Thompson is senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Walgreen Co., headquartered in Deerfield, Ill.

Wilson-Thompson joined Walgreens in January 2010. She held several positions for Kellogg from 1992 to 2009 and left the company as senior vice president of global human resources. She also worked as vice president and staff counsel of litigation and banking law for Michigan National Corporation in Farmington Hills, Mich., from 1986 to 1991.

Wilson-Thompson earned a bachelor’s degree in literature from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1979, a Juris Doctorate in 1982 and a master of law in corporate and finance law in 1996, both from Wayne State University in Detroit.

Wilson-Thompson is a board member on the Vulcan Materials Company Board of Directors and serves on the NAACP Special Contributions Fund Board of Trustees. She was also named by Black Enterprise magazine in 2009 as one of its “Top 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America.”