CHPA Welcomes New Board Member at November  Board of Directors Meeting

Washington, D.C. (November 15, 2016) — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) welcomed one new member to the CHPA Board of Directors today during the board’s fall meeting. Rekha Rao, general manager, North America, Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, Colgate-Palmolive Company, was elected to the board.

In her role at Colgate-Palmolive Company, Rao has overall profit-and-loss responsibility and is responsible for both the strategies and day-to-day operations.

Jeffrey R. Needham, executive vice president and general manager, U.S. Consumer Healthcare for Perrigo Company, will continue to serve as chair of the CHPA board. Needham was elected chair in June.

The full board roster can be viewed here.

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) is the 135-year-old national trade association representing the leading manufacturers and marketers of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and dietary supplements. Every dollar spent by consumers on OTC medicines saves the U.S. healthcare system $6-$7, contributing a total of $102 billion in savings each year. CHPA is committed to empowering consumer self-care by preserving and expanding choice and availability of consumer healthcare products.

Contact: Jenni Roberson 202.429.9260