ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy CEO Edith A. Rosato, RPh, IOM, today announced that she will be retiring effective December 31, 2015. Rosato will step down after successfully leading the Academy since November 2011. She will remain at AMCP until year-end to ensure a smooth and effective leadership transition for AMCP's members, employees and stakeholders. Rosato will also be stepping down as chairman of the AMCP Foundation.
AMCP President Raulo S. Frear, PharmD, thanked Rosato for her service.
"On behalf of the AMCP Board of Directors, I want to thank Edith for her strong leadership of the Academy," said Frear. "Edith has made a tremendous impact on the operations, growth and future direction of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy during a pivotal period in our nation's health care environment. Her leadership has been critical to our continuing success in progressing towards an envisioned future where managed care pharmacy is widely understood and accepted as integral to the delivery of quality and affordable health care. We are extremely pleased she will be with us through the end of the year to help provide a smooth transition.
"Thanks to Edith's leadership, AMCP is strong in every regard, from membership growth, member satisfaction and finances to educational programming, communications and advocacy. We greatly appreciate her service and wish her the best of luck in her retirement."
Frear announced that the search for Rosato's successor will begin immediately. An executive search firm is expected to be announced soon.
"It has been a great honor and privilege to serve the Academy as its CEO," Rosato said. "I am a pharmacist, and working to advance the principles of managed care pharmacy has been the most rewarding experience of my career.
"I am especially proud of the exceptional AMCP team that has been built and its contributions to the Academy's successes. Together, we have achieved numerous regulatory and legislative victories, enhanced our relationships with members of Congress and state legislators, grew and secured the Academy's finances, expanded our membership base and hosted four successful national meetings in a row. With our talented board and staff, the Academy is in good hands."
The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) is a national professional association of pharmacists and other health care practitioners who serve society by the application of sound medication management principles and strategies to improve health care for all. The Academy's 7,000 members develop and provide a diversified range of clinical, educational and business management services and strategies on behalf of the more than 200 million Americans covered by a managed care pharmacy benefit. www.amcp.org.
SOURCE Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy