C. Edwin Webb, Pharm.D., MPH, ACCP Director of Government and Professional Affairs, has been promoted to the position of Associate Executive Director. In this capacity, he will continue to manage ACCP’s Washington office and direct the College’s Government and Professional Affairs. In addition, he will assist Executive Director Michael Maddux in representing ACCP to a growing number of collaborator and stakeholder groups, both within and outside the pharmacy profession. “Ed possesses a wealth of professional and interprofessional experience in interorganizational alliance development, policy analysis, and strategic planning,” Dr. Maddux noted. “In addition, he serves as an impeccable representative of ACCP at national and regional symposia, during meetings with pharmacy, health care, and consumer groups, and through interactions with members of Congress, regulators, and legislative staff. We are indeed fortunate to have on the ACCP staff someone who possesses such a unique combination of pharmacy association experience, leadership ability, analytical skills, and personal integrity. Ed’s many contributions to ACCP since joining the staff in 2000 have been instrumental in our success. We look forward to his continued efforts on behalf of clinical pharmacy and the profession.”
A member of ACCP since 1988, Dr. Webb received the bachelor of science (1972) and doctor of pharmacy (1973) degrees from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. He received a master’s degree in public health with a major in health policy and administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985. In June 1993, Dr. Webb completed a Primary Health Care Policy Fellowship with the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Public Health Service. He has practiced and taught in hospital, clinic, and community settings.
Dr. Webb has more than 20 years of national pharmacy association executive experience in the areas of policy analysis, advocacy, and professional affairs, having also served on the staffs of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (1992-2000) and the American Pharmacists Association (1987-1992). Before moving to Washington, he served for 10 years as Director of Pharmacy Education of the Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville, North Carolina, holding faculty appointments in Pharmacy and Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine. His clinical practice and teaching activities were in the area of critical care adult and pediatric pharmacotherapy.
“Being a member of the ACCP staff for the past 8 years has been the highlight of my professional career,” said Dr. Webb. “I look forward to working with our leadership in identifying new opportunities to represent and serve our members and the discipline of clinical pharmacy in a time of dynamic political and economic change. I believe that the College will continue to make a real difference in the pharmacotherapeutic care of patients, both now and in the future.”