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ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) announced today that Kathleen Jaeger has resigned as Executive Vice President and CEO to pursue other opportunities. NCPA's Executive Committee has appointed B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA as Executive Vice President and CEO, effective immediately.

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"We thank Kathleen for her leadership during her tenure with our association," said NCPA President Robert Greenwood, RPh and Waterloo, Iowa pharmacy owner. "She brought many talents and ideas to NCPA. We wish Kathleen all the best in her future endeavors."

"I appreciated the opportunity to work with the NCPA Executive Committee and its staff. In the end, we agreed that we wanted to take the association in different directions," Jaeger stated.  "I wish NCPA well as it works on behalf of the nation's dedicated community pharmacists and their patients."

In selecting Hoey as its chief executive, NCPA tapped a registered pharmacist and the son of an independent pharmacist in Bartlesville, Okla., who previously was the association's Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Hoey served as NCPA's Acting Executive Vice President and CEO for most of 2010, giving NCPA members and partners a preview of his leadership style and vision.

"We're excited about Doug's leadership of NCPA and what can be accomplished under his direction," Greenwood said. "He grew up working in a community pharmacy, has served patients as a pharmacist and has dedicated his career to advancing the ability of community pharmacists to effectively care for their patients."

"Doug has demonstrated his commitment to NCPA's membership and his capabilities as an effective leader time and again," added Donnie Calhoun, RPh, Chairman of NCPA's Executive Committee and o

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