William C. Foote
William C. Foote has served as a member of the Walgreen Co. board of directors since 1997. He is retired chairman and CEO of USG Corporation, the largest manufacturer of gypsum products in North America.
Foote’s assignments at USG included chairman of USG Corporation; chairman, chief executive officer and president of USG Corporation; president and CEO of USG Interiors, Inc.; president and CEO of L&W Supply Corporation; senior vice president and general manager of Central Construction Products Region, United States Gypsum Company; senior vice president, international and business development, USG Interiors, Inc.; and vice president, strategic planning, USG Corporation.
Before joining USG Corporation in 1984 as director of strategic planning and corporate development, Foote held positions of senior engagement manager at McKinsey & Company Inc. and assistant treasurer at Chase Manhattan Bank in New York.
Foote is a member of the board of directors of The Kohler Co. and a trustee of Williams College. He is also former chairman of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and a life trustee of Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Foote earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Williams College and a master’s of business administration degree from Harvard University.