Mr. Hartsig has more than 30 years of experience in consumer brand development and retail merchandising, including most recently as Senior Vice President & Chief Merchandising Officer at Walgreens, where he managed the front of store Retail Products division and drove transformational change. He was responsible for a team of over 500 merchandising, planning and field team employees across a variety of categories, in addition to leading the owned brand organization and e-commerce and digital merchandising strategies to advance the company’s omni-channel capabilities. He has previously been a senior leader at some of the world’s largest and best-known consumer brands, including Walmart, Motorola and SC Johnson. Joe currently serves on the board of directors for both Acosta, Inc., a leading national sales and marketing agency, as well as Boys Hope Girls Hope, a non-profit organization helping provide education and housing to under-privileged students.
Mr. Hartsig holds a bachelor’s degree from Hillsdale College and a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.