Thompson Promoted to EVP of Pharmacy
Rite Aid recently announced the promotion of several executives in its pharmacy department.
Robert I. Thompson has been promoted to executive vice president of pharmacy and reports directly to President and COO John Standley. Thompson began his chain drugstore career in 1978 as a practicing pharmacist, rising through the ranks of the former Revco drugstore chain until the company was sold in 1997. He joined Rite Aid in 2004 and most recently served as senior vice president of pharmacy operations.
“Robert has been a terrific asset to our company over the past five years, making many valuable contributions to our company,” Standley says. “With this promotion, he is now positioned to bring even greater value in this larger role of overseeing all aspects of pharmacy.”
Other executives recently promoted will report directly to Thompson.
Bill Wolfe has been promoted to senior vice president of managed care and government affairs. Wolfe, who joined the company in 1998, has 23 years experience in managed care and pharmacy benefit management and will continue to oversee those areas in his new position.
Dan Miller, formerly Vice President, Pharmacy Operations, has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Pharmacy. Miller, a pharmacist and 30-year veteran of retail pharmacy, is responsible for day-to-day pharmacy store operations with a focus on execution and customer service, clinical pharmacy programs, pharmacy acquisitions and pharmacy technology initiatives.
The company also announced that Karen Staniforth, formerly Regional Pharmacy Vice President, has been promoted to Vice President, Pharmacy Operations. Staniforth, a pharmacist with more than 20 years experience in retail pharmacy, will oversee and support field pharmacy operations as well as pharmacy standards of practice, regulatory compliance, policies and procedures. She reports to Miller.