Premier Inc. announced it has promoted Jessica Daley to become Group Vice President, Supply Chain, effective immediately. In this role, Daley will lead Premier’s pharmacy strategy and serve as the Chief Pharmacy Officer for Premier.
With this change, Premier Pharmacy leaders Wayne Russell, Vice President Pharmacy Contracting; Sudha Narayanaswamy, Vice President Acurity Pharmacy Practice; and Michael Wascovich, Vice President Field Pharmacy Services will all report directly to Daley. Daley will report directly to David Hargraves, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain.
For the past year, Daley has served as Premier’s Vice President of Pharmacy Supplier Engagement. A licensed pharmacist, Daley brings nearly two decades of experience to her new role. Beginning her career with a drug manufacturer, followed by other roles managing the pharmacy supply chain for an academic health system, Daley’s skillset aligns with Premier’s strategy to reinvigorate the pharmacy offering with new solutions that will ensure more affordable access and reliability of supply. In addition, Daley will be charged with creating more tech-enabled solutions for members, a strategic objective she is uniquely qualified to lead as one of the principal developers of Premier’s CognitiveRx solution.
“Jessica is a well-respected thought leader with a proven track record of market innovation and deep understanding of the pharmacy environment, which makes her an ideal choice to manage our Pharmacy business,” said Hargraves. “Premier is committed to strategies and partnerships that improve resiliency and affordability across the pharmaceutical supply chain, and Jessica brings the passion and talent required to drive our business and industry forward.”
“Premier’s Pharmacy program is without question the best in the industry,” said Daley. “I am very proud to lead this group and I look forward to accelerating our performance by providing new technologies, tools and other offerings that unlock savings and improve our members’ ability to control their drug spend.”