Two R.I. businesspeople rank on Fast Company’s most-creative list

PROVIDENCE – Helen B. Foulkes, executive vice president of CVS Health Corp., and Jeffrey Grybowski, CEO of Deepwater Wind LLC, made Fast Magazine’s The Most Creative People in Business 2017 on Monday.

Foulkes ranked fifth on the list for her innovations in health services, such as investing in the generic version of EpiPen alternative, Adrenaclick, her move to highlight wellness products near recovery products, the company’s introduction of curbside service at certain stores, and a streamlined checkout process. As Fast Company puts it, Foulkes is “making it easier to stay healthy.”

Grybowski ranked 99th for his work in getting America’s first wind farm up and running despite the unique challenges that being first causes. According to the rankings, Grybowski ran down permits and approvals for six years before he and the company installed their first turbine.

James Anderson, the head of government innovation programs for Bloomberg Philanthropies in New York City, topped the list for his work in government education and innovation.

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Chris Bergenheim is the PBN web editor.