Pharmacy VP Leaves Safeway
k Boyd, formerly vice president for corporate pharmacy operations, has left Safeway after three years "to pursue other business interests," according to the company. No replacement had been named at press time for Boyd, who is a member of the Pharmacy Services Committee of the Food Marketing Institute.
Benefit Group Taps Pfotenhauer
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Pharmacy Direct Network, the pharmacy benefit-management company launched by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, has named Robert P. Pfotenhauer as its chief executive officer. Pfotenhauer, a 20-year veteran of the managed-care industry, was president and chief executive officer of Group Health Association, Washington, D.C., a health maintenance organization for seven years. Before joining GHA, Pfotenhauer was a regional vice president of Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Seattle.
Michigan Group Taps CEO
LANSING, Mich. -- The Michigan Pharmacists Association has selected Larry D. Wagenknecht as its new chief executive officer. Wagenknecht, a pharmacist with MPA since 1983, was most recently executive director. Wagenknecht replaces Louis Sesti who left MPA in January to join PCS Health Systems, Phoenix, as vice president of managed care.
New Jersey Director to Retire
TRENTON, N.J. -- Alvin Geser, executive director of the New Jersey Pharmaceutical Association, will retire this fall, after serving the association for 33 years, the longest tenure of any state pharmacy association executive.
Wyeth-Ayerst Adds VP
PHILADELPHIA -- Marily Rhudy has been appointed vice president for public affairs at Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories here, a new position. Rhudy, a former community pharmacy owner, had been assistant vice president for pharmacy relations.