Vice President; President and Chief Operating Officer, PBM Division
As president and chief operating officer of Diplomat’s pharmacy benefit management division, Albert Thigpen leads the company in offering specialty benefit management solutions for healthcare payers.
Albert joined Diplomat in December 2017 with the acquisition of LDI Integrated Pharmacy Services, where he started as chief operating officer in April 2017. A proven healthcare executive and thought leader, he has more than 20 years of experience spanning specialty and retail pharmacy; benefit management; integrated delivery models; and traditional managed care organizations.
Before joining LDI, Albert served as senior vice president of industry relations and supply-chain management at OptumRx, managing $65 billion in drug spend. He was a key contributor to the growth of Catamaran, a $17 billion pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) that in 2015 merged with OptumRx, the third-largest PBM in the U.S. Before Catamaran, Albert spent a decade with CVS Caremark as senior vice president of industry relations. He has also held leadership positions at Health Net, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Albert is a licensed pharmacist and has a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Toledo.