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NCPA announces Advocacy Center realignment; Cassity named VP federal and state government affairs

by NCPA | Aug 23, 2018

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Aug. 23, 2018) — National Community Pharmacists Association CEO B. Douglas Hoey, Pharmacist, MBA, announced that Anne Cassity has joined NCPA as vice president, federal and state government affairs, as the organization continues to grow its advocacy influence.

A seasoned government affairs professional, Cassity formerly managed NCPA's federal advocacy program. She left NCPA in 2011 to become health care policy advisor to then-governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana. Most recently, she served as government relations director for Centene, a managed care organization, in Louisiana.

Her previous roles include serving on the congressional staffs of U.S. Reps. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) and Bob Riley (R-Ala.). She holds a law degree from Mississippi College School of Law and is a graduate of Louisiana State University.

"We're delighted to have Anne rejoin our NCPA team," said Hoey. "She brings a wealth of federal and state government affairs experience, including strong relationships and deep knowledge of the prescription drug supply chain, that will help us enhance our legislative influence and effectiveness on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., and in state capitals across the nation."

As part of an NCPA Advocacy Center realignment, Scott Brunner, CAE, will oversee communications, grassroots, and external affairs. His title is senior vice president, communications and external affairs. Ronna Hauser, PharmD, will continue to oversee NCPA's federal policy and regulatory affairs efforts. Her title is vice president, pharmacy policy and regulatory affairs. Brunner, Cassity, and Hauser will report to Karry La Violette, senior vice president, government affairs, and director of the NCPA Advocacy Center.

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The National Community Pharmacists Association, founded in 1898, represents the nation's community pharmacists, including the owners of more than 22,000 pharmacies. The nation's independent pharmacies, independent pharmacy franchises, and independent chains dispense nearly half of the nation's retail prescription medicines.