The Chickasaw Nation Division of Commerce recently hired Chris Anoatubby as Chief Medical Solutions Officer. Anoatubby has served as chief pharmacist for the Chickasaw Nation Division of Health since 2001. He also served four years as the CNDH staff pharmacist and hospital pharmacy supervisor.
As the medical solutions officer, Anoatubby will serve as the administrative leader for all pharmacy services within CNDC. He will participate in the development of business opportunities, reviewing proposals that complement CNDC’s diversification efforts in health care and pharmaceutical industries.
His new management responsibilities also include analyzing industry trends and changes in the political and economic environment that might impact the Nation’s plans for healthcare-related economic diversification efforts.
“We are pleased to promote Chris to this position as one of our Chief Officers for the Commerce Division,” said Bill Lance, CEO for Chickasaw Nation Division of Commerce. “We have seen Chris assume increasing responsibilities throughout his career with the Health System and we are pleased he has chosen to use his knowledge and experience to assist our diversification efforts in several healthcare-related fields.”
Anoatubby said he is excited by the opportunity to be a part of the CNDC’s new diversification efforts within the healthcare industry.
“The Nation has an opportunity to leverage our unique position to cultivate new business ventures in the medical and pharmaceutical industries,” he said. “There will be many opportunities for the Nation to develop and grow businesses in these areas and I look forward to leading these efforts.”
Anoatubby received his B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy and currently serves on the University’s Admissions Committee.
He also attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University and East Central University. In addition, Anoatubby serves as adjunct faculty for the University of Oklahoma and Southwestern Oklahoma State University Colleges of Pharmacy. He is also currently pursuing his MBA at the John Massey School of Business at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
In March 2007, Anoatubby was named the Outstanding Young Pharmacist of the Year by the Oklahoma City Area Indian Health Services agency.
He is a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, and the American Pharmacists Association. He is also a current member of Leadership Oklahoma Class XXIV (24).
Anoatubby, 38 is the elder son of Gov. Bill Anoatubby and his wife Janice. Chris and wife Becky live in Ada with their three children, Brendan, Eryn and Sydney.