Position: Senior Vice President, Property and Store Planning

Alan Nielsen is senior vice president, property and store planning for Walgreen Co., based in Deerfield, Illinois. He is responsible for leading store development, real estate and planning and performance teams.
Nielsen has been with Walgreens since 1987. Prior to being named to his current role, Nielsen was senior vice president, chief financial officer. Before that, he served as group vice president of International Finance and served as director of results and director of decision support systems. Early in his Walgreens career, he held several finance and accounting roles in the company.
Nielsen received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Eastern Illinois University in 1987 and earned a CPA designation in 1990.