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HDA Presents Distribution Management Award for Industry Leadership to Scott Mooney of McKesson Corporation

March 12, 2019

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) recognized Scott Mooney of McKesson Corporation with the 2019 Distribution Management Award for Industry Leadership. The award, which honors an individual for their extraordinary contributions to the healthcare distribution industry, was presented today at HDA’s Distribution Management Conference in Palm Desert, Calif.

As Vice President of Distribution Operations for McKesson, Mr. Mooney serves as operational head of the McKesson “traceability team,” and he is responsible for implementation of the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) in collaboration with key supply chain trading partners. As the pharmaceutical supply chain works to meet various milestones to ultimately trace pharmaceuticals in the U.S. market by 2023, Mr. Mooney’s leadership has been universally recognized by his supply chain colleagues as essential to the industry.

“As a traceability pioneer, Scott has shown tremendous dedication to engaging trading partners on establishing innovative, yet workable, industry-wide DSCSA compliance solutions. His legacy will live on far beyond the 2023 implementation date,” said HDA President and CEO John M. Gray. “HDA is pleased to recognize his service to the Alliance and the industry, while celebrating the collaborative spirit that embodies the DMA for Industry Leadership.”

Mr. Mooney serves as co-chair of HDA’s Industry Relations Council and is actively engaged on distribution issues as a member of the Traceability Implementation Work Group, as well as the Regulatory Affairs and Federal and State Government Affairs Committees. He also is tri-chair of the GS1 Global Healthcare Leadership Team and is a member of the GS1 US Healthcare Executive Leadership Committee. Mr. Mooney also has lent his expertise as a speaker at industry events, including the HDA Traceability Seminar, Distribution Management Conference and International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference.

Since joining McKesson in 1987, Mr. Mooney has held roles in finance and distribution center management and operations. He holds a BA and MBA from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.

Previous winners of the DMA for Industry Leadership have included Dianne Pfahl of Cardinal Health; Kay Morgan of Elsevier Clinical Solutions; Hal Harrison, formerly with Mutual Wholesale Drug Company; Stephen Seid, formerly with Purdue Pharma L.P.; Elizabeth A. Gallenagh, Esq., of HDA; and Neil Warren, formerly with Cardinal Health.

For more information on the 2019 Distribution Management Award for Industry Leadership, visit the HDA website.


The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) represents primary pharmaceutical distributors — the vital link between the nation’s pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and others nationwide. Since 1876, HDA has helped members navigate regulations and innovations to get the right medicines to the right patients at the right time, safely and efficiently. The HDA Research Foundation, HDA’s nonprofit charitable foundation, serves the healthcare industry by providing research and education focused on priority healthcare supply chain issues.


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