WASHINGTON — The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) is pleased to announce that Amy Bricker, president of Express Scripts, has assumed the role of chair of the PCMA board of directors.
Prior to today’s announcement, Bricker held the position of vice-chair. Bricker succeeds William Fleming president, pharmacy solutions and chief corporate affairs officer of Humana Inc., who completed his term as PCMA’s board chairman.
“I’d like to thank William for his leadership and steadfast commitment to PCMA. William’s focus on the patients we serve and highlighting PBMs’ clinical capabilities helped to drive a better understanding of the work done by our industry. I am excited to welcome Amy as PCMA’s board chair,” said PCMA president and CEO JC Scott. “This is a critical time for our industry as pharmacy benefit managers continue to find innovative ways to reduce prescription drug costs and improve overall patient outcomes. Amy’s expertise, leadership, and pharmacy background will be crucial as we advocate for policies that improve access to medication and lower patient costs.”
“For too many Americans, high prescription drug prices are a barrier to better health, which is why pharmacy benefit managers are working on their behalf to negotiate lower drug costs,” said Bricker. “Pharmacy benefit managers ensure that millions of people receive the medicines they need safely and affordably, working behind the scenes with their doctors, pharmacists, and others to deliver personalized, coordinated care. As chair of PCMA, I look forward to partnering with the PCMA Board of Directors, as well as health plans, employers, patient advocates, and policymakers as we work toward a better health care system for all Americans.”
Bricker joined Express Scripts in 2010 and has held leadership roles in pharmacy network management, supply chain economics, and supply chain product prior to becoming president. Most recently, she served as senior vice president of supply chain, responsible for key relationships and strategic initiatives across the pharmaceutical supply chain. Her role has expanded to include leadership of Express Scripts’ full portfolio of business division and client relationships, including commercial, health plan, federal programs, and Medicare/Medicaid-regulated businesses. Under Bricker’s leadership, Express Scripts has achieved more than $14.5 billion in savings on behalf of its clients through the use of its formulary management strategies alone since 2014.
Prior to joining Express Scripts, Bricker held various leadership positions at Walgreens Health Services. Her earlier retail pharmacy career included positions with BJC Healthcare and Walgreen Company. From 2016 to 2019, she served as a commissioner on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), which advises the U.S. Congress on issues affecting the Medicare program. She also served as chair of the American Heart Association’s 2022 Heart of St. Louis fundraiser. In addition to PCMA, Bricker currently serves on the boards of the St. Louis Regional Business Council and Harris House Treatment and Recovery Center in St. Louis.
Bricker holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy.