Grant Knowles, PharmD, CSP, is the vice president of business development and operations at Ardon Health. Grant played an integral role in the development of Ardon Health’s specialty pharmacy while serving as the vice president of operations. His role was later expanded to include oversight of company growth and development strategies, including product access, manufacturer relations, data analysis, and contract negotiations. Dr. Knowles earned his doctor of pharmacy at Drake University and is residency-trained in managed care pharmacy. He has an extensive background in specialty pharmacy management from a payer, provider, and contracting perspective. He started his career at American Health Care in population health management, where he directed operations, gave client presentations, and maintained continuing education programs. He moved to Moda Health to lead formulary management initiatives for Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial clients. Dr. Knowles serves on the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy Clinical Outcomes Committee and is a founding member of the Northwest Affiliate of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, where he serves as the current programs chair. Dr. Knowles joined the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Oregon/Southwest Washington/Idaho/Montana Chapter Board of Trustees in 2017. In recognition for his outstanding commitment to the pharmacy profession, Dr. Knowles was awarded the 2017 Young Alumni Achievement Award from the Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University.