Management Team

John T. Standley Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
John T. Standley Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

John Standley, 55, is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rite Aid Corporation. Mr. Standley became Chairman of the Board of the Company on June 21, 2012. He has been a director of Rite Aid since June 2009. Mr. Standley has served as Chief Executive Officer since June 2010 and as President from September 2008 until June 2013. Mr. Standley served as the Chief Operating Officer from September 2008 until June 2010. He also served as a consultant to Rite Aid from July 2008 to September 2008. He previously served as CEO of Pathmark Stores, a regional supermarket chain, from 2005 to 2007. Standley first joined Rite Aid in December 1999, serving as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Executive Vice President during his tenure. Mr. Standley previously served as the chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and currently serves on the Board of Directors and is a member of the Board's Executive Committee.

Kermit Crawford President and Chief Operating Officer
Kermit Crawford President and Chief Operating Officer

Kermit Crawford, 58, joined Rite Aid Corporation in October 2017 as President and Chief Operating Officer. Most recently, Mr. Crawford has served as a retail and healthcare adviser and consultant for New York City-based Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm specializing in retail and consumer investments, since 2015. Prior to joining Sycamore Partners, Mr. Crawford, a licensed pharmacist, spent more than 30 years with Walgreens, where he held a wide range of store operations and senior management positions, including responsibility for the company’s pharmacy services, which included its pharmacy benefit management services. When he retired from Walgreens in 2014, Crawford was executive vice president and president of Walgreen’s pharmacy, health and wellness division, where he was responsible for all aspects of strategic, operational and financial management for the division. Mr. Crawford also serves on the board of directors for Allstate and LifePoint Health. He is also on the Board of Councilors of the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy.

Darren Karst Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer
Darren Karst Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer

Darren Karst, 58, joined Rite Aid Corporation in August 2014 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In October 2015, Darren was promoted to the combined role of Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to joining Rite Aid, Karst had served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary at Roundy's, a leading Midwest grocer, since 2002.

Bryan Everett Chief Operating Officer of Rite Aid Stores
Bryan Everett Chief Operating Officer of Rite Aid Stores

Bryan Everett, 44, is Chief Operating Officer of Rite Aid stores. Mr. Everett joined Rite Aid in August 2015 as executive vice president of store operations. Prior to joining Rite Aid, he held multiple senior leadership positions at Target Corporation, ultimately serving as senior vice president of store operations. In this role, he focused on talent management, strategy development, operational efficiency and integrated technology solutions. He also led new format, new store and remodel programs while also overseeing pharmacy and clinic operations. Before joining Target, Everett also held store operations management positions at Fleming Wholesale and ALDI Inc. Mr. Everett also serves as a member of The Rite Aid Foundation Board of Directors.

David Abelman

Executive Vice President, Marketing

Derek Griffith

Executive Vice President, Store Operations

Jocelyn Konrad

Executive Vice President, Pharmacy

Scott Bernard

Senior Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Division

Ken Black

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Jim Comitale

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Susan Henderson

Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

Bill Jackson

Senior Vice President, Supply Chain

David Kelly

Senior Vice President, Store Development

Mark Kramer

Senior Vice President, NY Metro Division

Daniel Miller

Senior Vice President, Pharmacy Regulatory Affairs

Rob Mullins

Senior Vice President, Western Division

Bill Renz

Senior Vice President, Category Management

Matt Schroeder

Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer

Karen Staniforth

Senior Vice President, Business Integration

Brian Hoover

Group Vice President and Controller

Jessica Kazmaier

Group Vice President, Compensation, Benefits and Corporate Services

Nate Newcomer

Group Vice President, Category Management Administration, Financial Analysis and Replenishment

Bob Oberosler

Group Vice President, Loss Prevention

Andy Palmer

Group Vice President, Privacy, Compliance and Internal Assurance Services

Ray Payne

Group Vice President, Real Estate

Ernie Richardsen

Group Vice President, Pharmaceutical Purchasing and Managed Care

Bryan Shirtliff

Group Vice President, Category Management - Health and Beauty

Ted Williams

Group Vice President, Category Management - Consumables, General Merchandise and Seasonal