Outstanding Alumni

Gayle Johnston

Gayle C. Johnston

BS 1976 - Biology, Purdue University
MS 1978 - Management, Purdue University

Current Employment Information

November 2003 - Present

President, CuraScript Specialty Distribution; Express-Scripts Holding Company

Vice President/General Manager, CuraScript Specialty Pharmacy; Express Scripts Holding Company

Vice President/General Manager – National Fulfillment and Supply Chain, Express Scripts Holding Company

Vice President/General Manager – Pharma Business Services, Express Scripts Holding Company

General Manager, Marketing and Operations – Baxter Healthcare
1998 – 2003

President, Thin Film Technology – Bausch & Lomb, Inc.

Professional Organizations and Awards

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Healthcare Distribution Management Association
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research
  • Former Board Member, Baxter International Foundation, 2000 – 2004
  • Former Board Member, Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester and Monroe Countu, Inc, 1995 - 1998
  • "Top 40 Under 40" Business Professionals Award – Rochester, NY, 1995

Julie Overbeck

Julie Overbeck

BS 1975 - Biology, Purdue University
MS 1976 - Industrial Administration, Purdue University

President, Remington Seeds, LLC (1994 - Forward)

In 1994, after seventeen years at Eli Lilly and Company, I joined this wholesale agricultural seed organization founded by my brother. Remington's business is in wholesale seed production, conditioning and distribution. The business was started with only an Indiana state revenue development bond and a credit card in 1983 and it has grown to include:




  • Twenty-eight plants in seven states
  • Production of 8 million bushels of seed corn (approximately 25% of the U.S. market) and 15 million bushels of seed soybeans
  • 500 full time employees with several hundred more employed on a seasonal basis
  • Annual revenue of over $500 million with excellent profitability
  • Long term relationships with companies owning leading edge technology in the industry.
  • Continued independence, with only minority ownership by a Fortune 500 company in the industry

Eli Lilly & Company (1976 through 1993) served in twelve different roles including:

  • General Manager of Medical Devices and Diagnostics Canada – Leader of Canadian operations for this group of nine companies owned by Lilly (angioplasty catheters, external & internal defibrillators, infusion pumps, monoclonal antibody based diagnostic tests, etc.)
  • Direct of Business Development Medical Devices and Diagnostics – In charge of a group at Indianapolis headquarters that took care of mergers, acquisitions and other business relationships for the global device and diagnostics group
  • Vice President and CFO for Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (Minneapolis) – This company was the first to produce implantable defibrillators, now a staple of the cardiologist's arsenal.
  • Director, Strategic Planning and, earlier, Director of Finance for Cardiac Pacemakers
  • Manager, Financial Planning for Elanco (Lilly's Agricultural Division)
  • Financial Analyst – Lilly Research Laboratories & Lilly International
  • Relief Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Fort Lauderdale


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