Retailer Walgreens Boots Alliance announced the promotion of Vice President of Federal Government Relations Alethia Jackson to senior vice president of ESG and chief DEI officer for the United States, effective Oct. 1.

In this new role, Jackson will lead the company’s U.S. ESG (environmental, social, and governance) and DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) strategy, including community giving, supplier diversity, leadership accountability, and more. She will report to Holly May, executive vice president and global chief human resources officer.

Jackson will also counsel leadership and connect with team members on ESG matters, serving as an adviser, bridge builder, and strategic partner.

Una Kent, vice president of ESG international, will continue in her role driving ESG efforts, including DEI for the international segment, partnering closely with Jackson.

Jackson joined Walgreens in 2011 as a member of the government relations team. Among her accomplishments, she has served as chair of the Covid-19 Vaccine Equity Task Force, working to ensure the equitable distribution of vaccine to communities of color and medically underserved areas.