Beverage Forum

Tom Burkemper
Senior Director, DMM – Beverages ,
Walgreens

Tom’s responsibilities include division business unit leadership in support of Walgreens alcohol & non-alcohol beverage categories which includes beer, wine, spirits, energy, soft drinks, waters, sports drinks, juices, coffees, teas, and functional beverages.

Tom’s background includes over 25 years of experience working for leading drug and convenience retailers as well as manufacturer’s across industrial, consumer package goods, pharmaceuticals, and beverage industries. He has held positions in merchandising, brand and trade marketing, sales, category management, retail analytics, e‐commerce, and shopper insights.

Tom received his PhD from the University of Notre Dame, MBA and MMR degrees from Southern Illinois University, and Bachelors degrees from Washington University and Maryville University in St. Louis.