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Speaker: Thomas E. Menighan, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Pharmacists Association.
Menighan, received his bachelor of science in pharmacy (BSPharm) in 1974 from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy and master of business administration in 1990 from Averett College. In 2011, he received an honorary doctor of science degree from West Virginia University and he was awarded an ScD by the University of Charleston in 2010. Prior to his current leadership roles at APhA, Menighan was founder and president of SynTegra Solutions, Inc., in Germantown, Maryland. The company provides supply chain and chargeback auditing and consulting in risk management, 340B systems, anti-counterfeiting, and the technology of medication information. Menighan also founded SymRx, Inc., and developed CornerDrugstore.com©.
Throughout his career, Menighan has served volunteer roles within the profession of pharmacy, including president of APhA from 2001 to 2002 and a member of the APhA Board of Trustees between 1995 and 2003. He was a senior staff member of APhA from 1987 to 1992. While on staff as senior director of external affairs, he managed state affairs, public relations, new business development, and practice management issues. His other professional experiences include management of the PharMark Corporation, creator of RationalMed©, and licensor of systems for states to conduct drug utilization review for millions of state Medicaid enrollees. Menighan also founded and was a 20-year Medicine Shoppe owner in Huntington, West Virginia, and he is a current partner in Pharmacy Associates, Inc., a multistate specialty pharmacy that today serves patients in much of the United States.The Kenneth L. Waters Lectures were established in 1982 for two purposes: to bring to our campus nationally and internationally known leaders in pharmacy and to recognize the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of Dean Emeritus Kenneth L. Waters.News release: http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/30th-anniversary-kenneth-l-waters-lecture-110812/
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