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EBPA February Program - SOLD OUT

  • February 15, 2024
  • 7:30 AM
  • Washington Athletic Club



To be on a wait list, send your name, phone and email to info@ebpa.org.  

Join the Employee Benefits Planning Association (EBPA) as we dive into the gray world of Pharmacy cost, transparency and new disruptive models in the employee benefits space.  You’ll hear multiple perspectives and stakeholder points of view during our educational event. Whether you’re an employer, health insurance broker or carrier this will be an insightful conversation for us all! 

 Featured Speakers:  

Mark Lyons, Principal,

Amazon Pharmacy

Mark received his pharmacy degree from the University of Washington and worked in a hospital setting for a few years before transitioning to a Pharmacy Benefit Manager. After a short stint with the PBM, Mark decided he wanted to work on the payer side.

He has managed pharmacy benefits in various capacities for more than 25 years in the Puget Sound from the perspective of a carrier and a large employer. After leading pharmacy benefit strategy at Amazon for 2 years, Mark was literally chosen from the company directory by a product manager to help write the paper to recommend Amazon build a home delivery pharmacy. Currently, Mark is working with large employers and small to medium sized PBM’s to rethink how pharmacy benefits can be delivered in a way that benefits payers and customers.

Robyn Piper, Managing Partner,

Piper Jordan Agency

Robyn Piper, a co-founder of Piper Jordan, is a member of the Employee Benefits Leadership team at Brown & Brown.  She leads Piper Jordan’s team members in providing trusted advice and solutions to clients, solving their toughest health care cost management challenges by building transformative, high-performance benefits strategies and improving patient outcomes. Robyn currently serves on the Policy Board of Directors for the American Benefits Council. Before founding Piper Jordan, Robyn was a vice‐president at both Lockton Companies and Willis North America.

Panel Discussion:  


Chris Brown, President, McAteer

Chris Brown has 27 years of pharmacy business experience which includes working with: employers, Taft-Hartley plans, Third Party Administrators, brokers, and benefits consultants.  Recognized as an educational and entertaining speaker, he's addressed benefits conferences on pharmacy topics from PBM pricing to pharmacy adherence to best practices in pharmacy contracting. Because of his lobbying the Oregon Legislature on pharmacy issues, in 2013, The Oregon State Pharmacist Association honored him with a Special Services Award for successful legislative work on PBM transparency.

Featured Panelists:

Ryan Duffy,  SVP, Commercial Markets, Capital Rx

Mark Lyons, Principal, Amazon Pharmacy

Chris Pierce, Assistant VP of Pharmacy, Costco Health Solutions

Robyn Piper, Managing Partner, Piper Jordan

Ferrin Wiliams, PharmD, MBA, Chief Pharmacy Officer, Scripta Insights

February event sponsors: 

Event Details:

Date:  Thursday, February 15, 2024

Location: Washington Athletic Club, 1325 6th Ave., Seattle 

APPROVED for 2 hours of CE from the WA OIC.


7:20 - 7:45 am  Registration, Breakfast

7:45 - 7:50 Program starts

7:50 - 8:45  Mark Lyons, Amazon Pharmacy

Robyn Piper, Piper Jordan

8:45 - 9:00 Networking Break 

9:00 - 9:50 Panel Discussion led by Chris Brown

9:50 - 10:00 Q&A


$70 Members/$95 EBPA Members - Before 02/13 

$100 Members/$125 Non-members or Guests  After 02/13

$140 New or Renewing EBPA Members + Event Registration **

** Membership paid through this registration is valid through December 31, 2024. 

Online registration deadline is Tuesday, February 13, 2024. If you miss the online registration, call the office 206.653.7259.  No refunds or credit for future meeting granted after the deadline. 

This program approved for two (2) hours of continuing education by the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner.  You must sign in at the start, initial out at the conclusion.

A certificate of attendance is available for two (2) hours of CE for Actuaries, CPA's, Legal, and other professionals. 

For education credit YOU MUST be in attendance for the presentation within 5 minutes of the start. Short breaks are permitted. The Insurance Credit is for two hours.  NO PARTIAL CREDITS awarded. You cannot sign in or sign out early.   

Thank You 2023 Event Sponsors!




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