Harold Chappelear, LLD (Hon.)
FRD Board Chairman
Dr. Harold E. Chappelear (FRD Board Chairman) is a native of Greenville, South Carolina. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the Medical University of South Carolina (now South Carolina College of Pharmacy, MUSC Campus, Charleston, South Carolina) and a Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland. Additionally, he completed postgraduate work in psychology and economics at Jacksonville University and the University of Florida.
After participating in the private practice of pharmacy at Community Drug Store and St. Francis Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina, Dr. Chappelear joined The Upjohn Company [Now Pfizer Inc. (NYSC: PFE)] as a sales representative in Anderson, South Carolina in 1962. He became a member of the company's management ranks in 1967 and throughout the years that followed, held numerous positions which included responsibility for North American Operations, Worldwide Marketing Support, and External Affairs. He was a member of the Corporate Management Office, a group of eleven officers responsible for directing the business of The Upjohn Company. He retired from Upjohn September 1, 1992, as a Corporate Executive Vice President.
In October of 1992, Dr. Chappelear joined Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation (NYSE: MRX), currently based in Scottsdale, Arizona. He served Medicis as President, Chief Operating Officer, and member of the Board of Directors until June 1995. In April 1993, Dr. Chappelear was appointed Adjunct Professor in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
Dr. Chappelear is now Vice Chairman of UPM Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (www.upm-inc.com) an early stage pharmaceutical company jointly owned by the University of Maryland, Baltimore, SJ Investments, Bristol, Tennessee and a small group of individual investors. He is also principal of Quintel International, a healthcare think tank and consulting firm located in Annapolis, Maryland.
Dr. Chappelear serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation, Inc., and Board of Directors, University of Maryland, Baltimore Health Sciences Research Park Corporation. He also serves on the Board of Visitors of the School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland Baltimore and Board of Advisors of the South Carolina College of Pharmacy, MUSC Campus. He has served on the Advisory Boards of the College of Pharmacy, University of Georgia, University of Nebraska, University of Florida, and University of Arizona. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Critical Care Medicine, the Kalamazoo Symphony Society, the Board of Directors of the Research and Education Foundation of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the Health Sciences Foundation of the Medical University of South Carolina.
On July 17, 2002, the United States Coast Guard licensed Dr. Chappelear as a U. S. Merchant Marine Officer.
And on March 29, 2006, Dr. Chappelear was inducted into the Beta Chi chapter of Phi Lambda Sigma at the Medical University of South Carolina. Phi Lambda Sigma is an honor society focused on Pharmacy Leadership.
His biographical sketch has been published in Marquis Who's Who in America and Who's Who in Finance and Industry.
Dr. Chappelear and his wife Billie currently reside in Annapolis, Maryland. They have two children: Alan Todd (deceased) and Amy Elizabeth of Millersville, Maryland.