Jobs Landed: Allison Drake

MPA represents all pharmacists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in Michigan. At MPA, I’m responsible for anything and everything membership. This includes membership recruitment, retention and maintenance activities and all membership services. Both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are a diverse group of people, so I’m responsible for creating new and unique ways to reach out to both current and potential members.

I’m also responsible for the public relations efforts of the association. Just in September, we launched a “That’s My Pharmacist” campaign and held a very successful Medication Disposal Event in conjunction with MPA’s Pharmacy Day @ the Capitol.

I love my job because MPA staff members are completely supportive of one another, and I’m constantly encouraged to try new things and think outside of the box. We do some really neat things at MPA and every day is different. I always knew I wanted to work for an organization that represents or advocates on behalf of one entity or group of people and I’ve found that in MPA. I landed my job by replying to a blind posting on Craigslist of all places. Some things are just meant to be!

I #LoveLansing because it’s filled with young professionals and there’s always something going on. I love the festivals in Old Town and the events downtown like Silver Bells in the City. I enjoy visiting friends who have moved to Chicago, but I’m always happy to get back to Lansing when the weekend’s over.

Follow me on Twitter @allisondrake
Job Title: Member Services Manager
Company: Michigan Pharmacists Association
College: Michigan State University, Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Specialization in Public Relations, East Lansing, MI
High School: Williamston High School, Williamston, MI
Lives In: Lansing

Michigan Pharmacists Association

408 Kalamazoo Plaza
Lansing, MI 48933

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