Chutes & Ladders: Walgreens, Staples Name New Leadership

Welcome to this week's Chutes and Ladders, our roundup of hirings and firings throughout the industry. Please send the good word--or the bad--from your shop to Nicole Melton at [email protected] and we will feature it here at the end of each week.


Sona Chawla has been named president of digital
and chief marketing officer of Walgreens. She had
been president of e-commerce there. 






 >Tom Conophy has been named executive vice
president, chief information officer at Staples. He
had been executive vice president and chief  
information officer for InterContinental Hotels Group.





>Steve Embree has been named director of business development at Snap36, LLC. He had been executive vice president of OfficeMax.

>Nick Padovano has been named head of operations and supply chain at Lowe's Canada. He had been senior vice president, store operations at The Bay/Lord and Taylor.

>Tracy Bahl has been named executive vice president, health plans at CVS. He had been CEO of the Uniprise division at UnitedHealth Group.

>Patrick F. McGuiness has resigned from his position as chief financial officer at Tiffany's effective Nov. 27. The company's executive vice president and chief operating officer, James Fernandez, will assume the position of CFO on an interim basis.