Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Distinguished Alumni

Bryan Potter

Bryan Potter - 1989

Bryan Potter is a graduate of Thomas High School and received his pharmacy degree in 1957.  In October 1989, he became the executive secretary of the Oklahoma State Boards of Pharmacy in its annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas.  The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy is an organization of the state boards along with Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the provinces of Canada.  Its purpose is to provide pharmacist licensure transfer in the U.S. and Canada and testing of competency for candidates for licenses.  He was long associated with Paul Jones Drub, now Healthmart, located in Elk City and has been active in civic and political affairs in western Oklahoma for many years. 

Potter has been a member of the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy since 1971 and a member of the board of the national organizations since 1981.  He has served two years as secretary-treasurer, then vice president and most recently as president-elect of the national association.  Through the years, Potter has served on the Bureau of Law Enforcement Committee and as liaison to both the Advisory Committee on Examinations and the Nabplex review committee.  In 1988, Potter served as the liaison to NABP’s Committee on Education. 

Potter has been the recipient of the NABP Distinguished Service Award, Southwestern Oklahoma State University Alumnus of the Year Award and also the SWOSU Dean’s Special Recognition Award. 

Potter and his wife, Katy, reside in Elk City.  Currently he is the Executive Director of Pharmacy Providers of Oklahoma, Inc.