Kristin Williams began her career with Hy-Vee in 1993 as a part-time checker/stocker and later as a pharmacy intern. She became a full-time employee in 2000 and assumed the duties as a registered pharmacist soon thereafter.
Throughout the years, Williams served as a pharmacy manager, pharmacy supervisor and director of pharmacy education and training before she was handpicked to oversee Hy-Vee’s new Central Fill pharmacy operation in 2013 as assistant vice president of pharmacy services. In 2015, she was named senior vice president of pharmacy operations, and in 2016 was promoted to her current position of senior vice president, chief health officer.
Hy-Vee recognized her as Retail Supervisor of the Year in 2008 for her outstanding performance as a pharmacy supervisor, and in 2016 she became a member of Hy-Vee’s Board of Directors. In 2016 and 2017, she was named one of Mass Market Retailers’ Most Influential Women in Retailing.
Williams has served on the Iowa Pharmacy Association board of directors, the Food Marketing Institute Health and Wellness Council, and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation board.
She received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She is furthering her education at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management Executive Education. Williams currently serves on the National Advisory Council for Drake University’s College of Pharmacy, and was recently awarded Drake University’s Young Alumni Achievement Award.