portrait of Christine Bent

Christine Bent

Senior vice president/COO, Prime Therapeutics

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At Eagan-based Prime Therapeutics, Christine Bent leads an organization of 3,300 employees who manage pharmacy benefits for 30 million members. Thanks to Bent’s foresight, Prime was one of the first Minnesota companies to transition to a virtual work environment in mid-March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Bent organized a team to monitor the drug supply chain for shortages, coordinate with pharmacies to lift early drug refill restrictions to ensure patients had enough medication on hand, staff contact centers to manage calls from concerned members, facilitate the home delivery of medicines, and protect drugs like hydroxychloroquine from hoarding so patients with lupus who depend on it would not go without.