Kendrick Cox

Board Member

Kendrick Cox is a globally minded, experienced business partner and trusted advisor. Kendrick relocated to Chicago in 2005 from his hometown of Washington, D.C.  Over the past seven years, Kendrick has been an HR leader at Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), developing and implementing a broad range of people-related strategies. Since 2020 he has led WBA’s global HR business transformation organization, established to oversee and accelerate organizational transformation, program execution, and building long-term capability across WBA.

Prior to WBA, Kendrick held various HR leadership roles at CNA Insurance; prior to CNA, Kendrick worked at Fannie Mae supporting IT and business operations.  Kendrick is a passionate HR executive who is inspired by purpose-driven organizations where he can collaborate with other like-minded leaders to drive strategies that delight WBA’s customers and patients. He loves working collaboratively with humility and being a part of high-performing teams that create inclusive people-centered cultures.

In his free time, beyond spending time with his wife and family, Kendrick can be found walking the neighborhoods of Chicago photographing works created by local and internationally known street artists. His passion for street art has led him to numerous cities across 5 continents meeting and connecting with artists and other street art enthusiasts. He looks forward to being able to share this passion more broadly and contributing to the ongoing mission of Urban Gateways.