LAKELAND, Fla. — As of June 1, Dain Rusk joined Publix Super Markets Inc. as vice president of pharmacy. In his new role, Rusk oversees pharmacy retail operations and the pharmacy retail business unit, including pharmacy central fill, specialty pharmacy, managed care programs, and collaboration efforts with hospitals and health care centers. He reports to executive vice president and chief financial officer David Phillips.
“Dain brings extensive experience in operating retail pharmacies as well as building relationships with health care systems. With pharmacy being such an important part of our business, we’re excited to have him join our Publix family,” said Publix president and CEO Todd Jones.
Most recently, Rusk was group vice president of pharmacy operations at Albertsons, in which he was 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 was also vice president of pharmacy operations at Giant Food.