DEERFIELD, IL—Drug store chain Walgreens has named Charles Greener to the new position of vice president of corporate affairs and communications. Greener joins Walgreens from Fannie Mae in Washington, D.C., where he served as chief communications and marketing officer. At Walgreens, Greener will oversee all government affairs, community relations and corporate communications activities.
Greener joined Fannie Mae in 2001 as senior vice president of communications. During his tenure, he also has served as chief of staff to the CEO and was promoted to his current role as chief communications and marketing officer in 2008, where he has been responsible for government relations, community giving, strategic communications, marketing, investor relations and corporate events.
Over the past year, Greener has managed the communications and marketing outreach efforts related to Fannie Mae’s role as program administrator of President Obama’s housing relief plan.
Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Greener was a regional director and general manager at global public relations leader Porter Novelli from 1995 to 2001. Among the clients he served was the Health Benefits Coalition, a group of all managed care companies at that time. His background in politics includes roles as director of communications for the Republican National Committee from 1993 to 1995, special assistant to the President for legislative affairs in the Reagan Administration and chief of staff for U.S. Representative Bob McEwen (R–Ohio).