LAKELAND, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dain Rusk will be joining Publix as Vice President of Pharmacy, effective June 1, 2018.
Rusk will oversee pharmacy retail operations and the pharmacy retail business unit, including pharmacy central fill, specialty pharmacy, managed care programs, and collaboration efforts with hospitals and healthcare centers. He will report to Executive Vice President & CFO David Phillips.
“Dain brings extensive experience in operating retail pharmacies as well as building relationships with healthcare systems. With pharmacy being such an important part of our business, we’re excited to have him join our Publix family,” Publix CEO & President Todd Jones said.
Rusk most recently served as Group Vice President of Pharmacy Operations at Albertsons, responsible for all pharmacy operations, including corporate operations support. He also led pharmacy business development, central fill/mail operations, specialty pharmacy and clinical initiatives. Rusk’s supermarket experience also includes serving as vice president of pharmacy operations at Giant Food.
He received his Master of Business Administration from the Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University and his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
Rusk and his wife, Allison, will be relocating to Lakeland, Florida, with their youngest daughter, Payton.
Publix is privately owned and operated by its more than 190,000 employees, with 2017 sales of $34.6 billion. Currently, Publix has 1,184 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. The company has been named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for 21 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s website, corporate.publix.com.