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Marc L. Watrous Named to ACPHS Board of Trustees

May 23, 2019

Marc Watrous ’91 has been appointed to the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Board of Trustees; he currently serves as Senior Vice President of Managed Care and Customer Operations (MCCO) for Genentech, a leading biotechnology company.
Dr. Watrous is responsible for Genentech’s strategic approach and the execution of pricing, distribution, reimbursement, and patient support for the company’s portfolio. He is a member of the company’s U.S. Leadership Team and reports directly to the CEO. 

Since joining Genentech as a health economist in 1997, he has held a variety of leadership positions in areas that include health economics, R&D portfolio, and project management and managed care. Prior to his current role, Dr. Watrous held leadership positions in account management, patient access services, and managed care marketing. Before joining Genentech, he served in SmithKline Beecham’s global product strategy group.   

He holds a B.S. degree in Pharmacy from ACPHS and a Ph.D. in Pharmacy Administration with a focus in marketing and pharmacoeconomics from the University of South Carolina.
“We are excited to welcome Marc to the College’s Board of Trustees," said Greg Dewey, Ph.D., President of ACPHS. "Marc’s extensive experience in the biotech industry will be particularly valuable as we continue efforts to enhance our academic programs, expand learning opportunities for students, advance our research efforts, and establish new corporate partnerships."

To learn more about Dr. Watrous' background and his role with Genentech, listen to the interview he recorded for the College's Occupation Station podcast series.

About Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Founded in 1881, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) is a private, independent institution with a long tradition of academic and research excellence. The College’s mission is to educate the next generation of leaders to improve the health of our society. In separate reports by The Wall Street Journal (2019) and the Brookings Institution (2015), ACPHS was named the #1 value-added college in the country. The College has campuses in Albany, NY, and Colchester, VT.


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