Melissa Donaldson is director of diversity networks and communication for Walgreen Co., the nation's largest drugstore chain based in Deerfield, Ill. Donaldson joined Walgreens in February 2012. Previously, she held several positions of increasing responsibility at technology solutions firm CDW, including the first director of inclusion practices in the company's history. Melissa’s thought leadership has been featured in Profiles in Diversity Journal, Diversity Executive and Workforce Management magazines. She is a recipient of the Diversity Officer Leadership Award by Diversity Best Practices. In 2008 she was named one of Profiles in Diversity Journal’s "Women Worth Watching” and was recognized by Diversity MBA Magazine as one of its "Top 100 Under 50 Diversity Executive Leaders.” She serves on the Junior Achievement of Chicago Northern Division board, and is an executive board member of North Shore, Ill. chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc. Donaldson earned her bachelor’s degree in management science from Wright State University and a master of science in administration degree from Central Michigan University.