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The Kentucky Pharmacists Association (KPhA) Board of Directors has selected University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy 2012 alum and pharmacist, Dr. Benjamin Mudd, as their next Executive Director/CEO.

Mudd's extensive experience and ability to represent the organization makes him an ideal candidate. With healthcare and pharmacy practice in a continual flux, having an experienced practitioner at the helm for the first time in over two decades will only fortify all pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, regardless of their practice sites, when it comes to KPhA's success.

Before joining the KPhA team in February, Mudd spent most of his time in the community pharmacy setting. After graduating from the UK College of Pharmacy in 2012, Mudd began his career in Lebanon, Ky., at the local Walgreens. In 2016, he transitioned to the independent pharmacy space and began working for Medica Pharmacy in Springfield, Ky. While still practicing pharmacy, he co-founded GM Hemp Company in 2018 as a resource to independent pharmacies throughout the region for hemp-derived CBD products.

Mudd recently served as the Speaker of the House of Delegates for KPhA and is committed to growing the association and creating a membership experience inclusive of all Kentucky pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

This press release was adapted from an official KPhA statement.

We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.

In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.

We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.