Gallagher MSA Search Seeks New CEO for Currus Inc.

June 11, 2019 – Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. So it is that the need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector has only grown.

Gallagher MSA Search was recently retained by Currus Inc. to lead the search for a new president and CEO. The assignment is being led by managing director and senior advisor Kathy Hall as well as senior recruiter Patricia McCollum.

The CEO of Currus will report to the board of directors and is responsible for the effective conduct of the affairs of Currus strategically and operationally, said Gallagher MSA Search. The individual will be expected to work closely with the board to plan, organize and direct programs to grow and sustain the cooperative as they promote and encourage the continued growth of independent pharmacies in the state of Kansas.

Currus wants its next CEO to be a visionary, strategic leader with a strong business background and prior experience leading the growth of a company. In addition to having abilities at all levels of financial management, the individual must have proven skills in building strong, trusting relationships. Candidates should have prior knowledge of and experience with one or more of the following: the insurance/pharmacy benefit management industry, retail pharmacy business, advocacy work or lobbying, and the wholesale drug group buying business.

Currus Inc. is the state of Kansas’ only advocacy group dedicated to independent pharmacies. Organized as a cooperative, this unique company not only focuses on advocacy for independent pharmacies at the state and federal levels but offers scholarships to students to promote the growth of independent pharmacies.

Serving Healthcare Clients

Gallagher MSA Search has been serving healthcare clients for more than 40 years in the selection of new leadership. The search firm is a division of Gallagher Benefit Services Inc., and part of the Gallagher Human Resources & Compensation Consulting practice. Gallagher MSA Search has a database of thousands of talented healthcare executives, built over its 30 years of healthcare search experience


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Ms. Hall focuses on building long-term relationships with boards, healthcare leaders and executives within integrated delivery systems, physician driven organizations, academic medical centers, and community hospitals. She has led numerous C-suite (CEO, COO, CFO, CMO, CHRO, CIO) engagements. With over 25 years of healthcare leadership and consulting experience, Ms. Hall has developed a national consultative practice in executive search that incorporates talent assessment, succession planning and leadership transition planning. She previously served as a managing director with Quick Leonard Kieffer.

Ms. McCollum’s skills cross multiple facets of the search and placement field, including developing marketing strategies, sourcing candidates, interviewing candidates, developing national networking relationships and offering candidate and client support. Previously, Ms. McCollum dedicated over 20 years to the firm in client services and executive assistant positions.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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