Kerr Drug appoints senior vice president of store operations

July 10, 2012

Raleigh-based Kerr Drug has promoted Mark J. Gregory, RPh, to senior vice president of store operations.

Raleigh-based Kerr Drug has promoted Mark J. Gregory, RPh, to senior vice president of store operations.

In this new position, Gregory will oversee the district operational teams. He also serves as the chain’s privacy officer and chairman of its political action committee.

“Mark has extraordinary depth of intellect and experience in every facet of community pharmacy, from educational and legislative issues, to operations and administrative policies,” said Anthony Civello, Kerr Drug’s president and CEO. “He has been a primary voice in the retail pharmacy landscape for decades, and has made significant impact at the national level on a multitude of issues.”

Prior to this new position, Gregory served as vice president of pharmacy and government affairs, with oversight of pharmacy systems, administration and automation, managed care contracting, store support, and government affair activities, among other duties, according to a release issued by Kerr Drug. He was a practicing pharmacist for 11 years before he served in the corporate positions of manager of pharmacy systems and third-party programs at Thrift Drug Company in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Gregory’s current pharmacy involvement includes the following positions: chairman of the executive committee of the North Carolina Retail Merchants Association; member of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ policy council; board member of the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy Board of Advisors; and board member of the Wingate University School of Pharmacy Advisors.