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Kevin Host

SVP, Pharmacy Walmart and NACDS Chair

Kevin Host is Walmart’s Senior Vice President of Pharmacy. Prior to joining Walmart, Kevin was the President and COO of Avita, where he led the roll-up and integration of multiple acquired companies focused on providing 340B pharmacy services to patients and providers in the HIV community. Before Avita, Kevin led Pharmaceutical Strategies (PSG) pharmacy benefit consulting and 340B divisions. With more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical benefit industry, he has a strong background in specialty benefit management, product development, pharmacy operations, and mentoring emerging leaders. Kevin also served as senior vice president of specialty pharmacy at OptumRx for over a decade and was responsible for UnitedHealth Group’s OptumRx Specialty Pharmacy programs, which included specialty drug distribution, clinical program development, and benefits and outcomes strategy designs.

Kevin earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific in California. He has also served as a member of various industry boards including the Genentech Oncology Trend Report and the URAC Pharmacy Advisory Group, where he helped establish the first comprehensive accreditation standards for specialty and mail service pharmacies.