Hy-Vee CEO Randy Edeker Receives 2021 Legislative Champion Award from the Iowa Pharmacy Association


Hy-Vee CEO Randy Edeker Receives 2021 Legislative Champion Award from the Iowa Pharmacy Association

January 29, 2021 | Hy-Vee

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Jan. 29, 2021) — Hy-Vee Chairman, CEO and President Randy Edeker has been presented with the 2021 Legislative Champion Award by the Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA) Board of Trustees and Legislative Advisory Committee.

Edeker was recognized for his role on Iowa’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board Public Health and Healthcare Workgroup that was formed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including his exemplary leadership displayed in championing the role of pharmacy in advancing public health and responding to the pandemic. 

“Randy Edeker’s dedication and advocacy for the profession of pharmacy is greatly valued and this award recognizes that important work,” said Kate Gainer, Executive Vice President & CEO, Iowa Pharmacy Association.    

“The work that our pharmacists are doing every day to serve our Iowa communities has never been more important than now,” said Edeker. “Because of the pharmacy network we have throughout Iowa, we have been able to increase COVID-19 testing and COVID-19 vaccine distribution, while also providing the traditional pharmacy services that so many Iowans rely upon. When we allow our pharmacists to perform at the top of their license, then we can provide the best care to Iowans across all communities.”  

The Legislative Champion Award was established in 2020 to recognize an IPA member who has shown exemplary service by partnering with IPA to advance the profession of pharmacy through advocacy. 

Hy-Vee has more than 1,000 pharmacists who are serving patients across its eight-state region in the Midwest. The company has been providing pharmacy services for more than 50 years.


Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 275 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $11 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s more than 88,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit www.hy-vee.com.