Thomas E. Menighan is EVP and CEO of the American Pharmacists Association, a position he has held since 2009. The APhA is the largest association of pharmacists in the United States, with more than 62,000 practicing pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians as members. Seventeen years prior he was a senior staff member of APhA from 1987 to 1992. During his first “tour of duty” as Senior Director of External Affairs, he managed state affairs, public relations, business development and practice management. Dr. Menighan received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1974 from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy and a master’s degree in in Business Administration in 1990 from Averett College. He also is the recipient of honorary degrees from West Virginia University (2014) and the University of Charleston in Charleston, West Virginia (2010).
Prior to rejoining APhA in 2009, Mr. Menighan was President and founder of SynTegra Solutions Inc., which provides supply chain auditing and consulting in risk management, 340B programs, anti-counterfeiting, and the technology of medication information. Mr. Menighan founded SymRx, Inc., and developed CornerDrugstore.com©. Other professional experiences include management of the PharMark Corporation, creator of unique systems licensed to manage drug utilization review for millions of state Medicaid enrollees. Dr. Menighan also founded and was a 20-year Medicine Shoppe owner in Huntington, West Virginia, and is a founding partner in Pharmacy Associates, Inc., a multi-state specialty pharmacy that has served patients in much of the United States for 33 years.
Dr. Menighan has served volunteer roles in the American Cancer Society and Hospice. Volunteer service within the pharmacy profession includes board service and president of the West Virginia Pharmacists Association, president of APhA from 2001 to 2002 and a member of the APhA Board of Trustees between 1995 and 2003. During his time at West Virginia University, Dr. Menighan was a member of the Student American Pharmaceutical Association and was later inducted into WVU’s Phi Lambda Sigma honorary. Dr. Menighan remains an active Mountaineer, serving on the School of Pharmacy Visiting Committee, Health Science Center’s Advisory Committee and is co-chair of the School of Pharmacy’s “State of Minds: The Campaign for West Virginia University” campaign.
He also remains committed to current students through endowed scholarships and by delivering numerous lectures for WVU students and throughout the United States.