LAKELAND, Fla. — Dain Rusk will be joining Publix as vice president of 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 healthcare centers. He will report to executive vice president and chief financial officer David Phillips.
“Dain brings extensive experience in operating retail pharmacies as well as building relationships with healthcare systems. With pharmacy being such an important part of our business, we’re excited to have him join our Publix family,” Publix chief executive officer and president Todd Jones said.
Rusk most recently served as group vice president of 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 vice president of pharmacy operations at Giant Food.
He received his Master of Business Administration from the Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University and his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.