Chief Commercial and Strategy Officer
Peyton Howell is Chief Commercial and Strategy Officer at PAREXEL. She has over 25 years of leadership experience in the healthcare industry, successfully delivering solutions that meet the needs of customers.
Prior to joining PAREXEL, Ms. Howell held several leadership positions with AmerisourceBergen, most recently as Executive Vice President and President, Health Systems and Specialty Care Solutions. In that role, Ms. Howell led a business unit with market-leading share of specialty and biotech products and solutions for physicians, health systems and specialty pharmacy customers.
Previously, Ms. Howell was Executive Vice President and President, Global Sourcing and Manufacturer Relations with AmerisourceBergen, and led pharmaceutical manufacturer strategy and relationships for the company, including multi-billion-dollar sourcing activities. As part of this role, she led the creation of a new sourcing entity in Bern, Switzerland to support global manufacturer relations.
Ms. Howell also previously served as President, Consulting Services for AmerisourceBergen, managing a portfolio of industry-leading companies focused on partnering with pharmaceutical manufacturers to achieve success with market access, reimbursement, specialty services and product commercialization. In addition, she was a founder of Lash Group and served as its President for 10 years after the company was acquired by AmerisourceBergen in 1998.
Ms. Howell is a nationally-recognized speaker and author on health policy and market access issues, and started her career in hospitals, including Ohio State Medical Center, where she worked to address reimbursement challenges for new, emerging technologies. Ms. Howell is also a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP). Her honors include being recognized as the 2004 Charlotte, North Carolina Businesswoman of the Year and in 2013 she received a Distinguished Alumni Award from The Ohio State University.
Ms. Howell holds a Master in Health Administration (MHA) from The Ohio State University and a BA from the University of Illinois.