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People on the move … Sept. 21

Important personnel changes you should know this week.

Drug Store News has rounded up all the retail pharmacy comings and goings to help keep you informed. Here are this week’s announcements.

Monica Allman

Two Publix vice presidents to retire; new vice president announced

Publix Super Markets CEO, Todd Jones, announced the vice president of finance, Gino DiGrazia’s decision to retire at the end of this year. 

DiGrazia, age 60 years old, began his Publix career in 1992 as manager of business analysis. In 1997, he was promoted to director and to vice president and controller in 2002. In 2012, he was named vice president of finance.

“Gino’s dedication to helping our retail and support business units understand their operations has made us a better company,” Jones said. “He’s helped our managers make more informed decisions for three decades while sharing his knowledge and passion for finance with those around him. We are grateful for his years of dedicated service and wish him well in his retirement.”

With DiGrazia’s retirement, his areas of responsibility will be divided between Chris Mesa and Doug Stalbaum, currently serving as vice president and controller.

Additionally, after 28 years of dedicated service, vice president of benefits administration and assistant secretary Linda Kane announced her decision to retire on Feb. 28, 2023. With Kane’s retirement, Monica Allman has been promoted to vice president of benefits administration.

Susan Reilly

The Association for Accessible Medicines names Susan Reilly director of communications

The Association for Accessible Medicines named Susan Reilly its new director of communications. 

Reilly will help to develop and execute AAM’s strategic communications plan, which includes overseeing the organization’s content development and working with media. She also will manage the organization’s working group composed of member company communications leads and will produce AAM’s All Access podcast.

Susan brings more than a decade of communications experience working at public relations agencies and healthcare trade associations where she honed her expertise in public affairs, media relations, executive communications and content development, the association said. Prior to AAM, Susan was senior manager, communications and media eelations, for the Consumer Healthcare Products Association.


Healthcare Distribution Alliance Adds two to board of directors

The Healthcare Distribution Alliance has added Chad Gielen, president/CEO of Louisiana Wholesale Drug as chairman of the HDA board of directors, while Kirk Kaminsky, president, of McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical, will serve as vice chairman.

Gielen assumes board leadership from Robert Mauch, EVP and group president of AmerisourceBergen, after serving as HDA vice chairman for two years. Mauch will continue his service to HDA as a member of the HDA executive committee and board of directors.

“Throughout the years, HDA has been a valuable resource to me and my company as we navigate the latest legislative and industry changes,” Gielen said. “It is a true privilege to help build the future of the association for our members as Chairman, and I am ready to roll up my sleeves to support the important work of HDA and our industry in Washington, D.C., and across the country.”

ANI Pharmaceuticals Appoints Krista Davis as chief human resources officer

ANI Pharmaceuticals announced that Krista L. Davis will join the company as chief human resources officer, effective September 12. Davis brings more than 20 years of executive leadership experience in human resources, talent management and organizational development, the company said.

“Ms. Davis is an important addition to our leadership team and will bring strategic and innovative thought leadership to our priority people and organizational issues,” said Nikhil Lalwani, president and chief executive officer of ANI. “Krista has a long track record of driving organizational effectiveness and delivering results across industries and cultures, most recently with Novartis, where she led global human resources for the Cell & Gene Technologies organization.”

“I’m excited to join ANI at this critical time in the company’s trajectory. My background in supporting organizations through high growth periods and strategic transformations aligns well with the opportunity, and I look forward to helping ANI achieve its goal of serving patients in need with life-changing therapeutics,” Davis said.

Ms. Davis previously served as a global Head of People & Organization for the Novartis Technical Operations Division, where she led P&O for the Global Cell & Gene platforms, supporting growth and the strategic transformation of the organization.

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