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AmerisourceBergen's Howell appointed to new role
December 5th, 2012
VALLEY FORGE, Pa. – AmerisourceBergen Corp. has named Peyton Howell as a corporate senior vice president and as president of global sourcing and manufacturer relations.
The pharmaceutical distributor said Wednesday that Howell assumes the new post immediately.
Most recently, she served as corporate senior vice president of business development and as president of AmerisourceBergen Consulting Services, a company business unit. She was also a founder and president of Lash Group, which became part of AmerisourceBergen in 1998.
In the new role, Howell will direct the relationships with the portfolio teams from pharmaceutical manufacturers. AmerisourceBergen said one of her initial objectives will be to work collaboratively to match the company's nearly $80 billion in annual pharmaceutical sales with the needs of manufacturers, including specialty, brand, generic and over-the-counter products.
AmerisourceBergen noted that Howell's health care policy background will also help position the company to support the future needs of manufacturers and health care providers.
"Peyton's appointment clearly demonstrates our commitment to providing value to our manufacturer partners," Steve Collis, president and chief executive officer of AmerisourceBergen, said in a statement. "By creating and placing this position at the enterprise level and putting someone with Peyton's expertise in this role, we are poised to be the preferred partner to manufacturers by providing best-in-class services from the entire AmerisourceBergen portfolio.”
Besides serving various leadership roles in the Healthcare Distribution and Management Association, Howell is also a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, American College of Healthcare Executives and the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy.
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