CVS regional director elected to Alabama Retail Board

MONTGOMERY – Katherine Bell, regional director of state government affairs for CVS Health, recently was elected to the Alabama Retail Association’s board of directors. She replaces Irving Porter of Bessemer on ARA’s board. He served for 21 years before his retirement from CVS’ Workforce Initiatives Department in 2017.

Bell’s term begins Jan. 1, 2018.

Since 2014, Bell has overseen government affairs for Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas for CVS Health. She also serves on the State Chamber of Oklahoma board of directors. CVS Health employs more than 3,500 people and operates 183 pharmacies in Alabama. CVS Health also maintains a specialty pharmacy, infusion center and two distribution centers in Alabama.

Katherine previously served as director of government relations for the Georgia Hospital Association and as a legislative assistant for former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

She has a political science degree from the University of Georgia.

She and her husband, Jonathan Raynor, live in Atlanta.

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The Alabama Retail Association represents retailers, the largest private employer in the state of Alabama, before the Alabama Legislature and the U.S. Congress. Our 4,200 independent merchant and national company members touch almost every aspect of daily living. Whether voicing the retail view when public policy is made, educating members about issues that impact them, negotiating rates for benefits and services or communicating the retail story, the Alabama Retail Association and its members are better together.

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