Premier today announced that long-time CEO Susan DeVore will retire June 30. She will be succeeded as head of the group purchasing organization by current president Michael J. Alkire on May 1 but will remain with the Charlotte-based company for another month to help with the transition, according to a news release. DeVore will stay on as an advisor for another two years after that but will give up her seat on the company’s board of directors effective the date of her retirement.
Board Chair Terry Shaw said the announcement is the culmination of the board’s long-range succession planning process.
“Susan is an outstanding CEO whose formulation and execution of Premier’s strategy has been instrumental in establishing the company as an industry leader,” Shaw said in a prepared statement. “I believe Mike is the ideal person to lead the ongoing evolution of Premier’s long-term strategy. He is a talented executive