Hal Chappelear is a native of Greenville, South Carolina. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the Medical University of South Carolina’s School of Pharmacy, Charleston, South Carolina and a Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) from the University of Maryland Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland. Additionally, he completed postgraduate work in psychology and economics at Jacksonville University and the University of Florida.
After participating in the private practice of pharmacy at Community Drug Store and St. Francis Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina, Hal joined The Upjohn Company [Now Pfizer Inc. (NYSC: PFE)] as a sales representative in Anderson, South Carolina in 1962. He became a member of the company's management ranks in 1967 and throughout the years that followed, held numerous positions which included responsibility for North American Operations, Worldwide Marketing Support, and External Affairs. He was a member of the Corporate Management Office, a group of eleven officers responsible for directing the business of The Upjohn Company. He retired from Upjohn September 1, 1992, as a Corporate Executive Vice President.
In October of 1992, Hal joined Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation [Now Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE VRX)] currently based in Bridgewater, New Jersey. He served Medicis as President, Chief Operating Officer, and member of the Board of Directors until June 1995. In April 1993, he was appointed Affiliate Professor in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Maryland Baltimore.
Hal is now a Principal of InternaSource LLC (www.internsource.com) and member of the Board of Directors UPM Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (www.upm-inc.com). UPM Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a Research, Development and Manufacturing Company that had its beginning in The University of Maryland’s School of Pharmacy. The company is jointly owned by the University of Maryland, Baltimore, SJ Investments, Bristol, Tennessee and a small group of individual investors. UPM Pharmaceuticals is now a business of Gregory Pharmaceutical Holdings, Inc., Bristol, TN.
As a Principal of InternaSource LLC, he serves as a private consultant for small businesses, religious and academic institutions. In his consulting capacity he is engaged in General Business Management, Strategic Planning, Servant Leadership Development, Personal Counseling, and Executive Coaching. He is (or has been) affiliated with South River Restoration, Cell Works (Cancer Research), Dyad Pharmaceuticals (Biotechnology Research), University of Maryland Baltimore (School of Pharmacy and School of Dentistry), Medical University of South Carolina (School of Pharmacy and Foundation for Research Development) and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Foundation.
Hal Chappelear serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors, University of Maryland, Baltimore Health Sciences Research Park Corporation and is Chairman of the Board of Visitors of the School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland Baltimore. He has served on the Advisory Boards of the Schools of Pharmacy at the Medical University of South Carolina, University of Georgia, University of Nebraska, University of Florida, and University of Arizona, Board of Directors of the Foundation for Critical Care Medicine, the Kalamazoo Symphony Society, the Research and Education Foundation of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHPF) and the Health Sciences Foundation of the Medical University of South Carolina.
On July 17, 2002, the United States Coast Guard licensed Dr. Chappelear as a U. S. Merchant Marine Officer.
On March 29, 2006, Hal was inducted into the Beta Chi chapter of Phi Lambda Sigma at the Medical University of South Carolina. Phi Lambda Sigma is an honor society focused on Pharmacy Leadership.
His biographical sketch has been published in Marquis Who's Who in America and Who's Who in Finance and Industry.
Hal Chappelear and his wife Billie currently reside in Annapolis, Maryland. They have two children: Alan Todd (deceased) and Amy Elizabeth of Millersville, Maryland.