Former Genentech COO appointed to Rite Aid board of directors

Retail pharmacy chain announces appointment of Myrtle Potter

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid has appointed healthcare executive Myrtle Potter to its board of directors, the retail pharmacy chain said Tuesday.

Potter is currently CEO of Myrtle Potter & Co., a Silicon Valley-based consulting firm focused on life sciences and health care, as well as the head of consumer healthcare content company Myrtle Potter Media. She previous served as president of commercial operations and COO at Genentech and has worked at companies like Bristol-Myers Squibb and Merck.

"We are pleased that Myrtle has accepted a position on our board," Rite Aid chairman and CEO John Standley said. "Her extensive knowledge and leadership in health care, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry, will add an important dimension and perspective to our board as we assess how to most effectively grow our business and meet the health and wellness needs of our consumers in a rapidly changing and evolving healthcare environment."

 

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