APhA swears in Scott Knoer as CEO

Scott Knoer, MS, PharmD, FASHP, was sworn in Monday as chief executive officer and executive vice president of APhA. "Being sworn in as the leader of this storied organization is the greatest honor of my life," Knoer said during a virtual ceremony witnessed by APhA members and staff.

Scott Knoer, MS, PharmD, FASHP, was sworn in Monday as chief executive officer and executive vice president of APhA. "Being sworn in as the leader of this storied organization is the greatest honor of my life," Knoer said during a virtual ceremony witnessed by APhA members and staff. "Guiding our profession through a global pandemic is also the biggest challenge of my life. This is a challenge that I wholeheartedly accept and in fact embrace." Knoer succeeds Thomas Menighan, who last year announced his plans to retire in 2020. Knoer was most recently the Chief Pharmacy Officer of the Cleveland Clinic. Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic in 2011, Knoer held leadership positions in pharmacy at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview; the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston; and the University of Kansas Medical Center. "This profession is not just what I do for my day job, it’s who I am," said Knoer. "Not only do I understand the issues, I understand the solutions. No one area of pharmacy practice is immune from these challenges. Together, we must address business practices that jeopardize the safety of our patients and our ability to serve the needs of our local communities. ... APhA will lead and be proactive, with bold approaches, positioning pharmacists as recognized and valued patient care providers."