WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Mary Langowski has been named Executive Vice President for Strategy, Policy and Market Development, effective on October 14. In this role, Langowski will direct CVS Health's strategy and market development functions, with a focus on identifying and expanding enterprise opportunities to new markets as the company plays an increasingly prominent role in the evolving health care system.Her portfolio will also include leading the company's government affairs and policy development teams at the state and federal level providing strategic counsel to help navigate the complex and dynamic policies, regulations and market trends that today's health care companies face.
"As health care continues to evolve, CVS Health is committed to delivering solutions for better health to our customers and the patients we serve. We need a leader who understands our business fundamentals and how they intersect with health care policy and the political landscape," said Thomas M. Moriarty, EVP, Chief Health Care Strategy Officer and General Counsel at CVS Health.
"Mary's deep expertise in helping clients translate nuanced public policy into actionable business strategy will make her an invaluable asset to our leadership team," said Moriarty. "Her experience in analyzing and shaping health care policy at every level of government gives her a unique perspective on our competitive landscape, our operations and our strategy going forward."
"I am delighted to join CVS Health," Langowski said. "As America's premier pharmacy innovation company, CVS Health stands on the front lines of health care delivery bringing vital products and services to millions of consumers in virtually every community from coast to coast. I look forward to joining the leadership team of this dynamic company to help better serve CVS Health's clients and customers, foster growth for CVS Health, and help the company drive innovation in our health care system to provide higher quality, more affordable care and improved patient health."
Langowski will join CVS Health from international law firm DLA Piper where she serves as the chair of the Health Care Policy and Regulatory Practice and the co-chair of the Food and Beverage Sector.
Langowski's experience spans the private, non-profit, and public sectors. Prior to her role at DLA Piper, Langowski served in senior positions at Alston & Bird and Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal where she provided strategic counsel to clients with a special focus on health care.
In addition to her private sector experience, Langowski served as a senior health care policy advisor for Senator Tom Harkin from 2001-2004, and was the chief policy advisor at the Iowa Department of Public Health under Governor Tom Vilsack.
Langowski earned a B.A. and M.P.A from Drake University and a J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law.
About CVS Health
CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through our 7,700 retail pharmacies, 900 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with nearly 65 million plan members, and expanding specialty pharmacy services, we enable people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable, effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at www.cvshealth.com.
SOURCE CVS Health