He 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 health care 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.
Most recently, Rusk served as group vice president of pharmacy operations at Albertsons Cos., 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.