Publix Names VP/Pharmacy

Dain Rusk will be joining Publix as vp/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 health care centers. He will report to evp/CFO David Phillips.

He most recently served as gvp/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 vp/pharmacy operations at Giant Food.

“Dain brings extensive experience in operating retail pharmacies as well as building relationships with health care systems. With pharmacy being such an important part of our business, we’re excited to have him join our Publix family,” said Todd Jones, Publix CEO and president.