Drug Store News has rounded up all the retail pharmacy comings and goings to help keep you informed. Here are this week’s announcements.
CVS Health names Sam Khichi executive vice president, chief policy officer and general counsel
CVS Health has announced that Sam Khichi has joined the company as executive vice president, chief policy officer and general counsel. He leads the legal, compliance and government affairs teams who support CVS Health’s strategy to make health care more accessible and affordable.
“Sam brings diversified experience to many key issues for CVS Health, including geopolitical matters, data privacy, and compliance,” CVS Health said. “He has an exceptional track record of managing complex health care business and legal strategies.”
Khichi will become a member of the company's executive leadership team and report to the CEO. Prior to joining CVS Health, he served at Becton Dickinson as executive vice president, corporate development, public policy, regulatory affairs and general counsel. He joined Becton Dickinson through the acquisition of C. R. Bard where he served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, and previously was the chief administrative officer, senior vice president and general counsel at Catalent Pharma Solutions.
“This is an exciting time to join CVS Health and be part of a team whose strategy is redefining how health care is delivered in this country,” Khichi said. “I have long admired CVS Health for its innovation and leadership in advancing the consumer health care experience. Achieving transformation of this scale requires changing the way information is shared and technology utilized by consumers, employers, and providers and CVS Health is uniquely positioned to lead this change.”
Ulta Beauty names Michelle Crossan-Matos chief marketing officer
Ulta Beauty has named Michelle Crossan-Matos as the new chief marketing officer, reporting to CEO Dave Kimbell.
In the new role, Crossan-Matos will oversee integrated marketing, creative operations, store design, public relations, consumer insights and other areas. Those initiatives will reinforce the company’s position in retail and beauty and build emotional connections with the Ulta Beauty brand, the company said.
Before Ulta, Crossan-Matos was chief marketing, citizenship and communications officer at Samsung Electronics America, where oversaw the company’s U.S. consumer and B2B marketing and communications strategy. She also oversaw corporate citizenship and social impact programs, including Samsung’s philanthropic, giving and volunteerism initiatives.