Award Recognizes Libby Newport, Sr. Director of Pharma & Biotech Account Management
Libby Newport has a passion for service that extends from opportunities at Express Scripts to those in the community, and for that reason she has been named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list for 2012.
The list is compiled annually to recognize young men and women committed to strong business and community involvement.
“More than anything, this honor is an opportunity to get the Express Scripts name out in the community and to shed light on organizations I’m passionate about,” says Libby, senior director, Pharma & Biotech Account Management. “It is truly gratifying to be recognized for the work I value.”
Libby joined Express Scripts in 2006 as part of Finance and later transitioned to Pharma & Retail Strategy. She began leading her team in Pharma & Biotech Account Management in spring 2011.
Along the way, Libby was nominated for the first class of Express Scripts' professional MBA program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL). Named Outstanding Graduate Business Student, she was selected from among UMSL’s 350-plus graduate students as the commencement ceremony marshal.
Much of Libby’s community involvement is inspired by her daughter, Katie, who was born with developmental disabilities. When Katie was 6 weeks old, Libby and her family began receiving support from the Belle Center, which promotes the rights and expectations of all children to be fully included in the community. Now Libby is passing that knowledge and support on to others.
“The Belle Center taught me about inclusion and how to advocate for Katie,” Libby says. “Now I help advocate for them by serving on their board, increasing awareness for their mission and raising funds to continue their work.”
Her community involvement extends beyond the Belle Center. As a recent participant in the Special School District of St. Louis County’s Parent Leadership Institute, Libby learned how to collaborate with school officials to improve the educational climate for all children. She is a mentor with Sharing Our Strengths, a network for parents of children with developmental disabilities or special healthcare needs, individuals with disabilities and professionals. Libby is in United Way’s Young Leaders Society, supports the Family Support Network and is active in the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association.
“Moving forward, I would love to continue my work in the community on issues that matter to me,” Libby says. “And I’ve been fortunate with the opportunities I’ve had at Express Scripts. There is a bright future ahead for the company, and I look forward to continuing to grow in my career here.”