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 the lobbying, political engagement and grassroots functions. Additionally, she sits on a cross-functional COVID-19 response team navigating key issues related to the pandemic.
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.
Alethia has been honored as a Top Lobbyist by The Hill four consecutive years (2017-2020) and earned the 2016 Corporate Citizenship Award by the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust. She is also a frequent invited speaker on health care policy and women leadership issues.
Alethia is passionate about empowering young women and girls though leadership development and is an active member of the Board of Directors for Running Start, a nonpartisan nonprofit that trains young women to run for public office. Alethia has also devoted herself to providing governance and financial leadership to community organizations and nonprofits. She is currently on the Board of Trustees for Arena Stage Theater and on the Corporate Advocacy Board for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.
Alethia holds a JD degree from Syracuse University School of Law and a BA degree from State University of New York at Albany. She is a member of New York State and Washington DC bar associations.