Josh Bindl: Life of a CEO

Emily Torgerson  •   October 18, 2018

For Josh Bindl, being in a leadership role was always part of his game plan. As CEO of National CooperativeRx, Josh leads an organization with 16 employees, 225 employer groups and approximately 310,000 participant lives. A Wisconsin native, Josh received his bachelor’s degree from UW-La Crosse and his Master of Public Affairs degree at UW-Madison.

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Mike Sugden: End of an Era

Emily Torgerson  •   October 4, 2018  •   1 Comment

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of our National Sales Leader, Mike Sugden. Mike will retire at the end of 2018 after 42 years in various sales leadership roles within the health insurance industry. Mike joined our team in 2012 and played a crucial part in making the Cooperative what it

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Deb Steele: Cooperative Finance Wizard

Emily Torgerson  •   September 20, 2018

Deb Steele, Director of Operations at National CooperativeRx, has the distinction of being the very first employee at the company. She oversees Cooperative financials, the Customer Relationship Management database and is known by members as “the rebate person.” I recently sat down with Deb to learn more about the value she brings to the Cooperative.

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Kyle Kapusta: 13 Things You Don’t Know About Me

Emily Torgerson  •   June 14, 2018

Kyle Kapusta, our regional sales manager, leads an interesting life inside and outside the office.   Here are some facts about him you didn’t know:   Before the sales industry, I was a high school history teacher and coached football and baseball. I live in Fox Lake, a suburb of Chicago. To me, it’s the

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Wayne Salverda, R.Ph.: The Modern Pharmacist

Emily Torgerson  •   May 17, 2018

In the words of Wayne Salverda, “When people heard the word ‘pharmacist’ 20 years ago, they envisioned a stout, balding, unfriendly, elderly gentleman in glasses and a white lab coat filling prescriptions behind a counter.” As our Senior Director of Clinical Services, Wayne proves that stereotype wrong. Coming from a retail and managed care pharmacy

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Adam Terrell’s 90-Day Check-In

Emily Torgerson  •   April 4, 2018

At the beginning of the year, we welcomed Adam Terrell to our account management team. Adam helps members comprehend their benefit plan data and advises them on ways to save money and add value. I recently caught up with Adam to get an update on his first 90 days at National CooperativeRx. “I’ve finally started

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15 Questions: Luke Bowman

Emily Torgerson  •   March 8, 2018

Luke Bowman is the newest strategic account executive at National CooperativeRx. He works with members to understand their options and implement the best plan design for their organization. I recently sat down with Luke to ask him 15 questions about his life both in and outside the office. Famous person you’d like to dine with?

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Deb Thomsen: 15 Years of Leadership

Emily Torgerson  •   February 6, 2018

Deb Thomsen, the Vice President of Coalition Development at National CooperativeRx, has been with the company since its creation. She is responsible for negotiating the best pharmacy benefit management contract and heads the clinical, account management and communication departments. I recently sat down with Deb to discuss the evolution of National CooperativeRx and her seat

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Getting to Know Chris Schanz

Emily Torgerson  •   January 23, 2018

For Chris Schanz, interacting with people has always been the foundation of a fulfilling career. As a strategic account executive, Chris’ main focus is his relationship with members. He educates members and helps them implement the best plan design for their organization. “The most rewarding part of my job is when I’m able to provide

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New Board Representative from the Lone Star State

Emily Torgerson  •   November 16, 2017

Please join us in welcoming our newest board representative! Don Graham, Executive Director of the ISAS Group Benefits Trust, was appointed to the National CooperativeRx Board of Directors effective November 1, 2017 to fill the position of a departing board representative. The ISAS Trust does business in Texas and Oklahoma, providing affordable, sustainable and comprehensive

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