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Dr. Harold Chappelear

Harold Chappelear, LLD (Hon.)
FRD Board Chairman

Harold E. (Hal) Chappelear 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) 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, Chappelear joined The Upjohn Company [now Pfizer, Inc. (NYSE: 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, Hal joined Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation [NYSE: MRX] based in Scottsdale, Arizona (now Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. NYSE/TSX: VRX)].  He served Medicis as President, Chief Operating Officer, and member of the Board of Directors until June, 1995. 

In April, 1993, Hal was appointed Adjunct Professor in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland.  He is currently affiliated with the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research in the School of Pharmacy.

Hal is now Vice Chairman of the UPM Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ( a pharmaceutical company jointly owned by the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, SJ Investments, Bristol, Tennessee and a small group of individual investors.  He is a principal of InternaSource, LLC, a business development consulting practice located in Annapolis, Maryland.

Hal currently serves as Chairman of the Board, the Foundation for Research Development, Medical University of South Carolina, Member of Board of Trustees of the University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation, Inc., and Member of the 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.  He has served on the Advisory Boards of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, Maryland, as well as those of the Colleges 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 Chappelear as a U. S. Merchant Marine Officer.

His biographical sketch has been published in Marquis Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Finance and Industry.

Hal Chappelear and his wife Billie currently reside in Annapolis, Maryland.  They have two children:  the late Alan Todd of Boston, Mass. and Amy Elizabeth of Millersville, Maryland.

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