Conner Strong & Buckelew Creates New Vice President, Head of Pharmacy Position to Support Firm’s Focus on Prescription Drug Benefits Consulting

July 3, 2024

Industry Leader Simon Leung, PharmD Named to Fill New Role

CAMDEN, NJ (July 1, 2024) – Conner Strong & Buckelew, a leading insurance, risk management and employee benefits brokerage and consulting firm, announced today it has named 20-year pharmacy leader Dr. Simon Leung, PharmD as its Vice President, Head of Pharmacy. In this newly created position, he will oversee all aspects of the firm’s pharmacy business, including engagement with clients, pharmacy benefit managers and coalitions.

With as much as 20-50% of employers’ healthcare spending going toward prescription drugs, focus in this area is paramount.1 The creation of this new role demonstrates the company’s strong commitment to helping employers and plan sponsors navigate the increasingly challenging and complex world of pharmacy policy and prescription drug coverage issues.

Joe DiBella, National Benefits Business Leader at Conner Strong & Buckelew commented, “Simon’s expertise and leadership will significantly enhance our ability to design plans to meet the unique needs of our clients and strengthen our ability to partner and negotiate with pharmacy benefit managers, coalitions, and other entities. We are fortunate to have him on the team collaborating with our benefits consultants to deliver best-in-class, cost-effective pharmacy solutions to our clients.”

Dr. Leung earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Michigan and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ferris State University.  He comes to Conner Strong & Buckelew with a plethora of consulting and provider side experience.

1.C2 Solutions 2024 Pharmacy and Drug Trends Report.

About Conner Strong & Buckelew
Conner Strong & Buckelew is among America’s largest insurance, risk management and employee benefits brokerage and consulting firms. The firm is an industry leader in providing high-risk businesses with comprehensive solutions to prevent losses, manage claims, and drive bottom line growth. Its employee benefits practice focuses on providing best-in-class benefits administration, health and wellness programs and strategic advisory services.

Founded in 1959 with offices in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Massachusetts, Florida, and Delaware, Conner Strong & Buckelew has a team of 500+ professionals, serving clients throughout the United States and abroad. For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedIn (@ConnerStrong&Buckelew), Facebook (@connerstrongbuckelew) and Instagram (@connerstrongbuckelew).


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