Alan B. Levin

Of Counsel Wilmington
alan.levin dbr.com
Phone: (302) 467-4272 (302) 467-4272

About

Alan B. Levin advises clients on real estate development and government relations.

 

Alan is one of Delaware's most well-known businessmen and previously served in the role of Director of the Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO) in the office of then-Governor of Delaware Jack Markell. During his six-and-a-half-year tenure overseeing the business and economic strategies for the State of Delaware, unemployment went from a high of 8.7 percent to just 4.6 percent, leading the region.

 

Before joining Governor Markell’s administration, Alan served as President and CEO of Happy Harry's, the 10th largest drugstore chain in the United States, before the Walgreen Company acquired it in July 2006. During his tenure he grew the company from 16 to 76 stores with 2700 employees, and revenues increased from $66 million to nearly $500 million.

 

Alan also served for six-and-a-half years as Chairman of the Board of the Diamond State Port Corporation and the Delaware Economic Development Authority. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the United States Chamber of Commerce, and a former Chairman of the Board of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the boards of Wesley College, the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation, and the Freeman Stage. He served as an advisory board member of the Delaware State University School of Business and the University of Delaware's Lerner College of Business and Economics.

Recognitions

Awarded the Order of the First State, Delaware’s highest honor, by Governor Jack Markell for services to the state.
Received the Delaware Distinguished Service Medal from Delaware's Adjutant General for his work to assist the families of the National Guard and Reserve during Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom.
Received Chain Drug Review’s Ronald L. Ziegler Lifetime Achievement Award for service to the Chain Drug Industry (2006)

Awards Methodologies (www.drinkerbiddle.com/content/awards)

Credentials

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., 1980
  • Tulane University, B.A., 1976

Organizations

Wesley College Board of Trustees, member

Kalmar Nyckel Foundation, member

The Freeman Stage Board of Directors, member

United States Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, former member

Delaware State Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, former chairman

Alan's Areas of Focus