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Brian Lawson, PharmD, Director of Professional Affairs for the Board of Pharmacy Specialties, was voluntarily appointed to a new Certification Commission formed by the Association for Strategic Planning (ASP), it was announced today.

Founded in 1999, ASP is the leading global not-for-profit professional association dedicated to advancing thought and practice in strategy development and deployment for business, non-profit and government organizations. ASP provides opportunities to explore cutting-edge strategic planning principles and practices that enhance organizational success and advance members’ and organizations’ knowledge, capability, capacity for innovation and professionalism.

According to ASP President James D. Stockmal, the mission of the new Certification Commission is to direct the operational decisions related to certification.

“Contributing to the Commission will be a seven-person panel, appointed by ASP’s Board of Directors,” explained ASP President James D. Stockmal. “Dr. Lawson’s experience and character will be invaluable for this start-up.”

“Dr. Lawson is an excellent choice for the Commission given his experience and perspective with all facets of certification and recertification,” added BPS Associate Executive Director, Samuel Johnson. “This affords a wonderful opportunity to engage with a broader network of professions and professionals who value certification as a professional credential.”


About the Board of Pharmacy Specialties®

The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) was founded in 1976 as an autonomous division of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) to improve patient outcomes, reduce healthcare costs and increase awareness of the increasingly important role of BPS Board Certified Pharmacists on multidisciplinary healthcare teams.  With more than 33,000 BPS board certified pharmacists worldwide, BPS board certification has become recognized as the gold standard for determining which pharmacists are qualified to contribute at advanced practice levels.


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