Mr. Pepper is the Senior Director of Government Relations and Civic Engagement for Walgreens. Currently he oversees local and state government affairs in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Chicago, New York City and the District of Columbia. In addition, he oversees and manages the corporations’ relationships with national municipal groups like the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the National League of Cities, Community Leaders of America, the Democratic Mayors Alliance and Democratic Municipal Officials. Previously, he was the National Director of Local Government Relations and oversaw local legislative, regulatory and advocacy efforts for Walgreen Co. at the municipal, county and other local units of governments in all 50 states, including the District of Columbus, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Prior to this position, Mr. Pepper served as the Director of Government Relations for the Illinois Restaurant Association, telecommunications provider, SBC (now AT&T), and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.