FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat on Thursday announced that its president, Gary Kadlec, has been elected to the board of directors for the American Foundation of Pharmaceutical Education. Kadlec will serve a three-year term as a board member.
Kadlec is a third-generation pharmacist and is involved with many pharmacy organizations in addition to his work with Diplomat. He is the former president of both the Michigan Pharmacists Association and the American Pharmacists Association. He also has received numerous awards, including the Michigan Pharmacists Association Pharmacist of the Year and the American Pharmacists Association Hugo H. Schaefer Award.
In his current position with Diplomat, Kadlec supports and drives operations, clinical services, information technology, managed care, marketing, new business development and sales. Prior to joining Diplomat's executive team in 2012, Kadlec served as COO, then president and CEO of excellRx, an Omnicare company based in Philadelphia. Kadlec also serves on the board of directors for the Pink Fund, a nonprofit organization that provides breast cancer patients in active treatment with 90 days of financial assistance to cover non-medical expenses.
The AFPE was founded in 1942 to advance and support pharmaceutical education in the United States and is the oldest and largest pharmacy foundation. The AFPE provides fellowships, scholarships and grants to assist in furthering the education of students in the pharmaceutical sciences.