Diplomat Names Executive Vice President Of Sales, Payor Strategies

FLINT, Mich., Oct. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) has hired Robyn Peters as executive vice president of sales and payor strategies.

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy (PRNewsFoto/Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc.)

As a member of Diplomat's executive leadership team, Peters will oversee payor and business development strategies, as well as sales and pharma account management.

"Continuing our focus on solutions and services for payors, we have selected a seasoned health care leader with more than 25 years of experience," said Joel Saban, Diplomat president. "Robyn has played pivotal roles in driving business growth and developing relationships across the entire supply chain."

Peters' experience spans leadership roles in market access, sales, marketing, pricing, and business development. She joins Diplomat after serving as vice president of market access and reimbursement for Biogen, Inc. There, she led pricing and reimbursement strategies, trade and specialty distribution, contracting, payor marketing, and account management.

"I look forward to meeting industry needs and opening up new opportunities for payors," Peters said. "It is a privilege to join this talented leadership team as Diplomat continues to transform and grow in an evolving industry while consistently putting patients first."

Before Biogen, Peters served as group vice president of managed market sales and account management for Walgreens. She oversaw retail, specialty pharmacy, and health care sales and account management functions across managed care, health systems, and employer and government segments. Peters also held the role of vice president of U.S. payers and national accounts, corporate and government customers at Pfizer, Inc. There, she led numerous initiatives aimed at driving innovation and growth with payor customers. Her roles have included commercial leadership positions at Boehringer Ingelheim, Schering-Plough Corporation, and MediFit Corporate Services.

Peters earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Rhode Island. She serves on leadership councils for the school and as a mentor for its pharmacy program. Peters is a member of the Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation.

To learn more about Diplomat, visit diplomat.is.

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About Diplomat

Diplomat (NYSE: DPLO) is the nation's largest independent provider of specialty pharmacy services—helping patients and providers in all 50 states. The company offers medication management programs for people with complex chronic diseases and delivers unique solutions for manufacturers, hospitals, payors, providers, and more. Diplomat opened its doors in 1975 as a neighborhood pharmacy with one essential tenet: "Take good care of patients and the rest falls into place." Today, that tradition continues—always focused on improving patient care and clinical adherence. For more information, visit diplomat.is.

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