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JOH Announces Recipient of 2023 Harry O’Hare Award, Melissa O’Connell

JOH is pleased to announce that Melissa O’Connell has been awarded the prestigious Harry O’Hare Award for 2023! She is a Director in the Health, Beauty & Wellness division.

Each year, the honor is given to the person who most personifies the values and qualities that marked the life and career of Harry O’Hare. Integrity, commitment, a positive attitude and team spirit are the hallmarks of Mr. O’Hare’s career and personal legacy.

“Melissa stands out with her contagious positivity, playing a pivotal role in creating an exceptional work environment,” said Matt O’Hare, President & COO. “Through her unwavering guidance, meticulous preparation and optimistic attitude towards challenges, she inspires everyone to reach for excellence. Melissa’s dedication has been instrumental in the growth of our Health, Beauty & Wellness division within the drug channel, earning her admiration and respect from her peers and industry partners, particularly CVS. Congratulations on this well-deserved honor!”

Melissa joined JOH in 2014. Away from the office, Melissa loves spending time with her husband, Jim, their two daughters, Vivienne and Emma, and their puppy, Tucker.