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PBD President Lynne Reilly Among Honorees of 2021 C-Level Executives Awards by Business First

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Sept. 17, 2021) — Pharmacy Benefit Dimensions President Lynne Reilly was among the honorees of the 2021 C-Level Executives Awards, which are hosted by Business First and sponsored by Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, Northwest Bank and Walsh Duffield Companies.

The 10th annual awards recognize Western New York’s most effective business leaders. This year’s 20 honorees are executives of some of the region's largest companies.

“I am truly honored to receive this award and be recognized as a leader in Buffalo, especially during such a challenging period of time for leaders,” Reilly said. “There was no playbook for what’s happened over the last 18 months so this award reflects all the work our entire team has done together to navigate unprecedented change and constant uncertainty.”

Under Reilly’s leadership since 2016, Pharmacy Benefit Dimensions (PBD), has flourished as one of the top pharmacy benefit management companies in the country, serving more than 4,000 employer groups and nearly 500,000 members in all 50 states.

PBD, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Independent Health, has earned URAC accreditation in pharmacy benefit management through its comprehensive commitment to quality care, improved processes and better patient outcomes.

In addition, PBD was recently named one of the top places of employment in the 2021 Best Companies to Work for in New York State awards program. PBD ranked 4th among 17 finalists in the medium-size company category after placing in the top 25 last year in the small-size company category.

With Reilly at the helm during the COVID pandemic, PBD was able to transition its entire workforce to a fully remote company in less than 4 hours. While making this monumental shift, Lynne proved to be the consummate leader. Not only did the company hit all of its goals, but PBD continued to grow, bringing on 30 new associates.

“We continuously strive to support learning, development and a positive, collaborative culture for our associates, which helps us deliver the best experience and outstanding service to all of our customers,” Reilly said. “I am so proud of our hard-working and dedicated team.”  

These business successes and Reilly’s commitment to her company and the community were key factors in her earning this honor.

“The winners of the 2021 C-Level Executive Awards have led their staffs through unprecedented challenges in the last 18 months,” said Michelle Cioci Adams, managing editor of Buffalo Business First. “They are an asset to their organizations and all of Western New York, and it is truly an honor to recognize them.”

Reilly and the other 19 recipients will be honored at an event on Nov. 4 at the Statler.

Lynne Reilly, PBD President Lynne Reilly has served as PBD's president since 2016.