Alethia is a highly experienced Public Affairs, Government Relations, and Communications executive with 20 years of success with Walgreen Co., America’s Health Insurance Plans, and National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Throughout her career, Alethia has been recognized for her ability to develop high-impact strategies, structures, and partnerships that have shaped public policy, elevated brand identity, and advanced corporate and industry policy objectives.
As Vice President, Federal Government Affairs and Head of Advocacy at Walgreens, Alethia is driving efforts to further progress the company’s vision, purpose, and strategic policy objectives to expand patient access to pharmacy services, advance the role of pharmacy within the healthcare system, and support retail growth and value creation. Alethia oversees lobbying, political engagement and grassroots functions. She also chairs the Walgreens COVID-19 vaccine equity taskforce, a cross-functional team helping to drive the Company’s efforts to equitably distribute the vaccine to communities of color.
Prior to joining Walgreens, Alethia served as Vice President of Federal Affairs with America’s Health Insurance and Assistant Counsel for Health Policy for National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
Based upon her achievements, Alethia was honored with the Career Mastered National Leadership in Action Award in 2021; as a 2018, 2019 and 2020 Top Lobbyist by The Hill; and earned the 2016 Corporate Citizenship Award from the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust.
Alethia is passionate about empowering young women and girls through leadership development and is an active member of the Board of Directors for Running Start, Inc. a nonpartisan nonprofit that trains young women to run for public office. She is also currently on the Board of Trustees for Arena Stage Theater and on the Corporate Advocacy Board for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. Additionally, Alethia is a member of the Calibr Global Leadership Development Network.
Alethia is a native of Brooklyn, NY. She holds a JD degree from Syracuse University School of Law and a BA degree from State University of New York at Albany. Alethia currently resides in Washington, DC with her dog Jack.