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Diplomat promotes pair of executives

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FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. has promoted Atheer Kaddis to executive vice president and Lance Neill to senior vice president.

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Atheer Kaddis

The independent specialty pharmacy said Tuesday that it has appointed Kaddis as executive vice president of sales and strategic alignment and Neill as senior vice president of corporate services.

Kaddis previously served as senior vice president of sales and business development. In his new post, he leads the coordination of Diplomat’s strategies within its business units, which the company said gives him key insights into operational efficiencies and areas of high-growth potential.

Before coming to Diplomat in 2007, Kaddis served as director of pharmacy services clinical at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, where his duties included formulary development, clinical program development, utilization management programs, specialty pharmacy programs and pay-for-performance programs..

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Lance Neill

Formerly vice president of corporate services, Neill is responsible for the strategic approaches and administration of Diplomat’s analytics, business intelligence, contract management and now enterprise information security and compliance.

He joined Diplomat in January 2013 from Walmart, where served as director of commercial contracting and channel management. In that role, he oversaw pharmacy contracting and network management for PBMs and large managed care organizations. He also held other management roles while at Walmart, with responsibility for pharmacy analytics, reporting, claims and audits.

“Atheer and Lance have made significant contributions to Diplomat, each demonstrating a commitment to improving systems and processes and advancing programs that will allow us to lead Diplomat’s developmental efforts,” Gary Kadlec, president of Diplomat, said in a statement. “They have each built strong, capable teams and helped play a pivotal role in executing Diplomat’s growth strategies. Their leadership and vision will help ensure Diplomat is able to achieve our goals and collaborate effectively among each of their teams.”


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