NCPA Announces New SVP of Government Affairs

NCPA December 15, 2022

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Dec. 15, 2022) – The National Community Pharmacists Association is pleased to announce that Anne Cassity has been promoted to the role of senior vice president of government affairs. Cassity will lead NCPA’s federal and state legislative and regulatory outreach, spearhead political and external affairs, and work closely with the Department of Policy and Pharmacy Affairs to coordinate NCPA’s already robust advocacy efforts.

A seasoned government affairs professional, Cassity managed NCPA’s congressional affairs department before leaving the association in 2011 to become health care policy adviser to then-Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana. She spent several years as a government relations director for a Medicaid managed care organization in Louisiana before returning to NCPA in September 2018 to serve as vice president of federal and state government affairs. Cassity has also held positions on the staffs of U.S. Reps. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) and Bob Riley (R-Ala.). She holds a law degree from Mississippi College School of Law and is a graduate of Louisiana State University.

“Community pharmacy has never been more visible among patients, members of the media and policymakers, and that’s in part due to Anne’s efforts,” says NCPA CEO B. Douglas Hoey, pharmacist, MBA. “With her extensive experience and her background with NCPA, she’s a great fit to lead our government affairs department. We’re excited Anne is stepping into this role as we continue growing community pharmacy’s influence and prominence.”

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Founded in 1898, the National Community Pharmacists Association is the voice for the community pharmacist, representing over 19,400 pharmacies that employ nearly 240,000 individuals nationwide. Community pharmacies are rooted in the communities where they are located and are among America’s most accessible health care providers. To learn more, visit www.ncpa.org.

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