NCPA vet to lead its Advocacy Center, government affairs

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NCPA vet to lead its Advocacy Center, government affairs

By David Salazar - 05/23/2018
The National Community Pharmacists Association has promoted one of its own to lead the organization’s Advocacy Center and oversee all of its government affairs efforts. Karry La Violette was named the Alexandria, Va.-based group’s senior vice president of government affairs and director of the Advocacy Center.

“Karry has been an invaluable member of NCPA’s advocacy team. Her outstanding leadership on issues critical to NCPA members and her skills as a strategic thinker on public policy challenges and opportunities make her an exceptional advocate for independent community pharmacies,” NCPA CEO Doug Hoey said. “She will now head our entire government affairs and communications operations, and her extensive knowledge of the public policy process will continue to be a tremendous asset to NCPA and its members. I’m delighted to announce her promotion.”

La Violette’s work with NCPA since she joined in 2011 has seen her lead its federal government affairs program, which included Capitol Hill and Administration lobbying efforts. She also has led the NCPA Political Action Committee and the NCPA Congressional Pharmacy Summit. Before NCPA, she served in government affairs roles at Boeing and the Food Marketing Institute.

“The political landscape has shifted during my time at NCPA,” La Violette said. “I feel like we have a good deal of momentum on a host of issues at the federal and state level, and we have a great team of dedicated advocacy professionals in place whose goals are to empower our small business pharmacy owners to do what they do best: improve health outcomes and reduce costs.”