Edward McKissic


Edward McKissic
Deputy Vice President of Human Resources, Pharmacy and Retail Operations
Walgreens Co.

Edward is a seasoned Human Resources Leader with over 25+ years of experience in business and HR.  He is an accomplished HR strategist with experience leading multibillion-dollar HR functions within global, Fortune 100 enterprises; with expertise in human resource strategies, program development and operational / business alignment, seamlessly partnering with cross-functional business units to enable growth and development. Through his career, Edward has a history of delivering substantial cost savings through innovative program design, operational change, and process improvement efforts.

Edward specialties are: Strategic Management, Talent Management and Leadership Development, Change and Risk Management, Performance Management, Training and Education Programs, Talent Acquisition and Retention, Workforce Planning, Employee Relations Management, Innovative Compensation Strategies, Process Automation, and intellectual capital.

Edward has worked for General Motors, Electrolux, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota, and Walmart before joining Walgreens in February 2017.

Edward received his BA in Human Resources Management from The University of Spring Arbor in Spring Arbor, Michigan.

Edward serves on the Board of Directors for HR People + Strategy, SHRM’s executive network.

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October 16
Webinar: Unpacking the 4 Things HR Leaders Can Do to Make Performance Management Less Despised
October 24
Webinar: Achieving Sustainable Human Capital
October 27 - 29
Strategic HR Forum