Joe Hartsig is Senior Vice President, Marketing & Digital Commerce for Walgreen Co. based in Deerfield, Illinois. He is responsible for the planning, development and execution of all marketing activities as well as being responsible for driving strategy and performance for the Walgreen photo and digital commerce businesses in the company.
Hartsig joined Walgreens in August, 2015. Before that, he was chief merchandising and marketing officer for Essendant, Inc., a fortune 500 wholesaler of office, cleaning and industrial products to independent resellers and large e-commerce retailers needing a broader assortment and next day delivery.
Prior to Essendant he was senior vice president, general merchandising manager at Sam’s Club, a division of Walmart, Inc. In this capacity, he was responsible for leading the technology, office and entertainment businesses including the wireless and photo service operations. He was also vice president, general manager at Motorola, Inc. where he lead global account management for a large customer based in Europe as well as leading product, marketing and engineering organizations within the fast growing accessories and handheld device divisions. Prior to this, Hartsig held roles in brand management and marketing with increasing responsibility for fast moving consumer goods companies such as SC Johnson, Pillsbury and ConAgra.
Hartsig earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Hillsdale College in Michigan in 1986 and his masters of business administration degree at Northwestern Kellogg School of Business in 1992.