Preferred Medical Announces Leadership Changes

Board promotes two industry leaders to aid in the company’s growth and prosperity

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (March 26, 2020) – Preferred Medical announced today that it has two new changes to its Leadership team. Amy L. Wrightsel, the current Chief Operating Officer, has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer and Craig Towner, currently Senior Vice President of Operations, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer.

For the last several years Wrightsel has informally functioned as the CEO, leading the development and execution of long-term strategies for Preferred Medical, but this promotion will formalize her role and the value she brings. Wrightsel has extensive industry knowledge and has been with Preferred Medical for 17 years, starting as a Client Service Associate and working her way up throughout the years. She has become a proven successful and trusted leader, doing whatever it takes to meet the needs of her customers and employees.

“I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to lead the continued growth of Preferred Medical,” said Wrightsel. “It’s been amazing to see the organization change since my arrival and I look forward to continuing to bring value to our customers and the injured workers they help.”

Towner, who previously served as Senior Vice President of Operations, will now lead PBM and Ancillary Service Operations for Preferred Medical. He will focus on the design and implementation of Preferred Medical’s day-to-day operations, processes and resources to ensure the company runs efficiently and so that Preferred Medical can focus on serving customers with personalized, focused care.

Prior to joining Preferred Medical, Towner worked with Fortune 100 companies, hospitals and individual consumers of healthcare products. He also holds an MBA in Healthcare Administration.

“I am grateful to move to such a key role in the company,” said Towner. “Continual evolution is so important for Preferred Medical’s growth and I look forward to collaborating with our Leadership team to lead the company towards further success and new offerings.”

About Preferred Medical

A national workers’ compensation pharmacy benefit manager and ancillary services provider, Preferred Medical remains the independent, stable choice for insurance carriers, self-insured employers and third-party administrators. Since its founding in 1997, Preferred Medical’s expert, tenured team does what it takes to give its clients the best offense and defense to drive greater impact on clinical outcomes and the bottom line. By tailoring its approach, commitment to responsiveness and with a steadfast focus on workers’ compensation, Preferred Medical takes the pain out of managing every claim it touches.