AmerisourceBergen fills new president, global sourcing and manufacturer relations role internally

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — AmerisourceBergen on Wednesday named Peyton Howell SVP AmerisourceBergen and president, global sourcing and manufacturer relations, effective immediately. 

“Peyton’s appointment clearly demonstrates our commitment to providing value to our manufacturer partners," stated Steve Collis, AmerisourceBergen president and CEO. "By creating and placing this position at the enterprise level and putting someone with Peyton’s expertise in this role, we are poised to be the preferred partner to manufacturers by providing best-in-class services from the entire AmerisourceBergen portfolio.” 

Howell was most recently SVP business development, AmerisourceBergen and president of AmerisourceBergen Consulting Services, a business unit of the Company. She was also a founder and president of Lash Group, which became part of AmerisourceBergen in 1998. 

Howell will be responsible for directing the relationships with the portfolio teams from pharmaceutical manufacturers. One of Howell’s initial objectives will be to work collaboratively to match AmerisourceBergen’s nearly $80 billion in annual pharmaceutical sales with the needs of manufacturers, including specialty, brand, generic and over-the-counter products. Howell’s health care policy background will also help to ensure that AmerisourceBergen is positioned to support the future needs of manufacturers and health care providers.

Howell holds a master's degree in Health Administration from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois. In addition to serving various leadership roles in the Healthcare Distribution and Management Association, she is also a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, American College of Healthcare Executives and the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy.

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