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Rite Aid promotes pair of pharmacy executives

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CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has promoted retail pharmacy veteran Dan Miller to senior vice president of pharmacy.

Filling Miller’s former post as vice president of pharmacy operations is Karen Staniforth, who was promoted from regional pharmacy vice president, the company announced Monday.

Miller, 53, who is a pharmacist and has 30 years of experience in the retail pharmacy arena, will be responsible for day-to-day pharmacy store operations, with a focus on execution and customer service, clinical pharmacy programs, pharmacy acquisitions and pharmacy technology initiatives, according to Rite Aid. He reports to Robert Thompson, executive vice president of pharmacy.

Miller joined Rite Aid in June 2007 as vice president of pharmacy operations with the drug store chain’s acquisition of Brooks Eckerd.

"Dan brings an unmatched level of expertise to our company," Thompson said in a statement. "Since joining Rite Aid two years ago, he’s made many significant contributions to our company. His experience and understanding of the chain drug industry will be instrumental in our continuing efforts to grow our business and improve the pharmacy customer experience."

Also a pharmacist, the 48-year-old Staniforth has more than 20 years experience in retail pharmacy. In her new position, she will oversee and support field pharmacy operations as well as pharmacy standards of practice, regulatory compliance, policies and procedures. She reports to Miller.

Staniforth joined Rite Aid in 1998 as a graduate pharmacy intern after moving to the United States from South Africa, where she started her career as a pharmacist.

"Karen’s extensive background and knowledge of retail pharmacy makes her an invaluable asset to our company," Thompson commented. "We’re fortunate to have her on the team, and we look forward to continuing to benefit from her talent and expertise as she takes on her new corporate responsibilities."


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