Dana Richardson Promoted to Chief Financial Officer

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (August 26, 2022) – Fruth Pharmacy is pleased to announce the promotion of Dana Richardson to the role of Chief Financial Officer.

Dana Richardson, New Chief Financial Officer

Dana’s added responsibilities as a senior member of the executive team will include finance, accounting, financial business developments and relationships, debt management and internal controls. Dana will report directly to Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy.

Dana comes with 27 years of accounting experience and 18 years of management experience.

Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy said, “We are pleased to name a local Mason County resident as our new CFO. Dana has done an excellent job as Controller here and previously at Pleasant Valley Hospital. Dana brings a great skill set, an amazing work ethic and a true commitment to Fruth and the local community.”

“I am very excited to join the Fruth executive team. I believe the potential for growth and continued service to our communities in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. It is an extreme honor to be given this opportunity. I look forward to the key role this position serves as a member of the executive team and to Fruth as a whole.”, stated Dana.

Dana has been the Controller at Fruth Pharmacy for four years, managing and streamlining the workflow in the accounting department. Dana also played an integral part in Fruth Pharmacy’s new Magstar computer system.

Dana received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting at Fairmont State College, now known as Fairmont State University. Dana received her Master of Professional Accountancy at West Virginia University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Dana started her career at Ernst & Young LLC in Charleston, WV where she was a member of the audit team. Dana later became a senior accountant at St. Mary’s Medical Center (SMMC) in Huntington, WV. Dana later transitioned to the Decision Support Department at SMMC. Dana also spent 14 years at Pleasant Valley Hospital as their Controller managing the accounting department.

Dana is knowledgeable with pharmacy processes and front-end retail sales. Dana has set up professional relationships with pharmacists, managers, and board members.

Dana is also a member of the General Federation of Woman’s Club (GFWC), Point Pleasant Junior Woman’s Club, and GFWC Woman’s Club of Point Pleasant. Dana currently holds the position of treasurer for the GFWC West Virginia Executive Board.

 Dana and her husband, Steve, have been married for 27 years and live in Leon, WV. They have two sons, Matthew (Amanda), and Austin.

Steve teaches pre-engineering at Mason County Career Center and also owns a heating and air conditioning business.

Fruth Pharmacy is a family-owned company that has been in business for 69 years. Fruth Pharmacy has a total of 29 locations in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.

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