Position: President, Retail Products and Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer
Linda Filler is president of retail products and chief merchandising and marketing officer for Walgreen Co. based in Deerfield, Illinois. She is responsible for the vision, leadership, strategic direction and performance of all Walgreens merchandising and marketing activities.

Filler joined Walgreens in January 2015. Before then she served as president of Claire’s Stores, Inc., one of the world’s leading specialty retailers of fashionable jewelry and accessories for young women and girls.

Prior to Claire’s she was executive vice president and chief merchandising officer for Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., where she also led the owned brand strategy. She also held executive vice president positions at Walmart and Kraft Foods Group, Inc. and leadership positions of increasing responsibility at Hanes Brands in the Sara Lee Corporation, starting with a strategy role in Europe and ultimately as Group CEO of Hanes Underwear and Socks.

Filler earned her bachelor of science degree and master of science degree in accounting in 1982 from North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas) and her master of business administration from Harvard Business School in 1989.