Beebe Medical Foundation Board Chair Christian Hudson recently announced that Alan Levin has joined the foundation board and will serve as a director.
Levin is currently the senior advisor for SoDel Concepts, after serving nearly seven years as director of the Delaware Economic Development Office on former Gov. Jack Markell’s cabinet.
“Alan brings such a wealth of knowledge and experience, we are grateful for his willingness to serve,” Hudson said.
Before joining Markell, Levin served as president and CEO of Happy Harry's, the 10th-largest drugstore chain in the United States, before its merger with Walgreens in July 2006. During his tenure, he grew the company from 16 to 76 stores and to 2,700 employees.
In recognition of Levin’s service to Delaware, Markell awarded him the Order of the First State, Delaware’s highest honor. He is also the recipient of the Delaware Distinguished Service Medal from Delaware's adjutant general for his work to assist the families of the National Guard and Reserve during Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. A member of the Delaware Bar, he served in the Delaware Department of Justice as a deputy attorney general, and as executive assistant and counsel to U.S. Sen. William V. Roth Jr.
Levin is involved in many other civic and corporate activities.
“When you have an important resource like Beebe Healthcare serving Sussex County, it is imperative that those who serve step up to assist in executing its mission of service. I am honored to be asked to participate in this mission,” Levin said.
Born in Wilmington, Levin graduated from Concord High School, Tulane University and Widener University Delaware Law School. He and his wife Ellen have three sons, two daughters-in law, four grandchildren and two golden retrievers.
It is a pure joy to welcome Alan to the board,” said Tom Protack, Beebe Medical Foundation president. “He and his wife Ellen have been strong and loyal supporters of Beebe, 1916 Club members and campaign donors. I look forward to working even more closely with him as Beebe Healthcare continues to expand in Sussex County. Alan is a true philanthropist and community leader who realizes the essential asset that Beebe Healthcare is to our community.”
Since it was established in 1989, Beebe Medical Foundation has been raising money to help fulfill Beebe Healthcare’s nonprofit charitable mission, which is to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health to the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities it serves. As an independent, nonprofit healthcare system, Beebe Healthcare could not serve its growing community without local philanthropy.