Meet the Leadership Team


Rick Chambers, R.Ph.

Executive Vice President, Pharmacy Operations

I am the Executive Vice President of Pharmacy Operations for fred’s Pharmacy and have been with the company since July 1992. In my role I manage the VP of Operations and the VP of Pharmacy Development as well as three Directors of Pharmacy Growth, whose responsibility includes driving our growth through pharmacy acquisitions. My involvement with the acquisition process affords me the opportunity to work closely with our Directors to ensure that we develop a transaction that is beneficial for all parties. I am very excited about the opportunity to potentially work with you and your team and to welcome you into the fred’s Pharmacy family.


Joey Sturgeon, R.Ph.

Senior Vice President of Pharmacy Operations

Joining the fred’s Pharmacy team in November 2010, I have had the opportunity to see all aspects of operations in my positions as a Health Care Manager, Director of Pharmacy Operations and currently Senior Vice President of Pharmacy Operations. My responsibility is leading our operations team in supporting the day to day activities of our pharmacies to ensure our vision of putting “A Smile on Every Patient’s Face” is met. My career has been centered in community pharmacy and information technology, and my focus is to continue to maintain fred’s Pharmacy as the preferred community pharmacy destination while enhancing our pharmacy technology and clinical services, which will enable our pharmacists to practice on the high end of their licenses. Our operations team looks to you to help us continue that focus.


Shannon Strickland, R.Ph.

Senior Vice President of Pharmacy Development

As the Vice President of Pharmacy Development, I manage the Director of Third-Party Operations, vendor negotiations, clinical services, third-party contracts, and new business offerings. I was fortunate to join fred’s Pharmacy in March 2010. Previously, I worked at a competing pharmacy chain but ultimately felt that fred’s Pharmacy was a better fit. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you in the future.

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