Board of Trustees at St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Selects New Chairman and Members
ST. LOUIS – Bret Kimes, general partner for investment banking at Edward Jones, has been elected chairman of the Board of Trustees at St. Louis College of Pharmacy for 2009-2010. In addition to naming a chairman, the board also selected three new trustees: Todd Evers, Everett Neville and Joseph Fleishaker.
As chairman, Kimes is replacing Ronald T. Hofmeister, a former Medicine Shoppe International executive, whose board membership expired. Kimes started at Edward Jones in 1999 and was named partner with the firm in 2001. During his career, he has advised both municipal and corporate clients – primarily in the higher education, health care and utility industries. Prior to joining Edward Jones, Kimes was a partner at a private investment banking firm in Clayton. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Missouri and master’s in business administration from Saint Louis University.
Kimes joined the board in 2002. He has served on the executive committee and as treasurer for six years.
Evers, a 1987 graduate of the College, is the owner of Evers Group of Pharmacies, which consists of five pharmacies in Illinois. He’s also secretary for the Illinois Pharmacy Association and treasurer of the Gateway East Pharmacy Association. Evers is a member of the Metro East Pharmacy Association and National Community Pharmacists Association and serves as a preceptor for STLCOP and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville pharmacy students.
Fleishaker is vice president of the Pharmacokinetics, Dynamics and Metabolism Unit at Pfizer, where he has worked since 2003. He has two decades of experience in clinical pharmacology and translational medicine, and currently leads a team of 50 scientists at Pfizer's global research and development laboratories in St. Louis. Prior to Pfizer, he was with Pharmacia and its legacy companies. Fleishaker received his bachelor's degree in pharmacy from Duquesne University and his doctorate in pharmaceutical science from the University of Kentucky.
Neville is vice president for pharma strategy and contracting for Express Scripts, Inc., where he has worked since 1998. A graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy, Neville has worked as a clinical pharmacist and directed clinical pharmacy operations for hospitals and companies prior to joining Express Scripts. Neville currently directs Express Scripts' strategy related to pharmaceutical manufacturers, drug procurement, and specialty drug access.
About St. Louis College of Pharmacy: Founded in 1864, St. Louis College of Pharmacy is one of the oldest and largest colleges of pharmacy in America. The College admits students directly from high school and integrates the liberal arts and sciences with a six-year professional curriculum leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. Approximately 1,200 students attend, and more than 72 percent of practicing pharmacists in the St. Louis metropolitan area are alumni.
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