Rite Aid Appoints Peters Chief Operating Officer

Rite Aid has appointed Jim Peters as the company’s chief operating officer. Peters will lead all aspects of Rite Aid’s pharmacy and clinical strategy development and execution; health plan, health system and strategic corporate relationships; marketing and merchandising; corporate development, strategy and communications.

Most recently, Peters served as chief executive officer of Skyward Health, a strategic health care advisory firm. Prior to Skyward, Peters was a 12-year senior executive at Geisinger Health System. Prior to Geisinger, Peters served as principal at Updata Capital, a venture capital firm focused on software, data analytics and health IT.

“Jim is a seasoned health care executive with health innovation, corporate development, strategy and health care provider-payor operating experience,” said Heyward Donigan, CEO, Rite Aid. “As our industry continues to evolve and Rite Aid charts our go-forward strategy, Jim’s strong track record of leadership and acting as a change agent to rejuvenate brand perception is exactly what Rite Aid needs to propel our business forward.”

In addition, the company said that Bryan Everett is stepping down from his role as Rite Aid’s chief operating officer to pursue other career opportunities.