Douglas M. Pick, president and chief executive officer of Omaha-based Pharmaceutical Technologies, Inc., will receive the 2011 alumni merit award from Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions during a special ceremony on Sept. 24.
Pick, who grew up in Hartington, Neb., earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Creighton in 1983. He began his career as a community pharmacist, opening his own pharmacy in 1990. In 1992, he co-founded PTI, a pharmacy-benefits management firm.
Today, PTI employs more than 150 people in Nebraska and has facilities in Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming and California. The company has about 3,500 clients representing more than 2.7 million employees and dependents.
As president and CEO of Pharmaceutical Technologies, Pick has been honored with the Blue Chip Enterprise Award, given to small businesses by MassMutual Financial Group and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In 2000, PTI earned the Omaha 25 Excellence in Business Award for First in Growth from Omaha Chamber of Commerce and KPMG.