PALM BEACH, Fla. — During the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting today, the association elected the new officers, two new executive committee members and four new board of directors members for the coming year. The NACDS Foundation also announced the addition of five new members.
Robert Narveson, president and CEO of Thrifty White Pharmacy, was elected as the new NACDS chairman of the board of directors, succeeding Gregory Wasson, president and CEO of Walgreens.
In addition, John Standley — chairman, president and chief executive officer of Rite Aid — was elected vice chairman, and Juan Ortiz, CEO of Navarro Discount Pharmacies, was elected treasurer.
“We are pleased to welcome Bob Narveson as NACDS chairman of the board of directors,” said NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson. “Serving as a board officer and chairman of the NACDS Political Action Committee, Bob has displayed an incredible commitment to community pharmacy and NACDS. We look forward to working with him in his new role as chairman of the board in the coming year.”
In addition to the election of the new officers for one-year terms, the NACDS board elected John Agwunobi — SVP and president of health and wellness at Wal-Mart — and Juan Ortiz as new executive committee members.
Four new board of directors members were also elected: Randy Edeker, chairman and CEO of Hy-Vee; Dijuana Lewis, SVP healthcare solutions for the health-and-wellness division at Wal-Mart; Ken Martindale, CEO of Rite Aid; and Martin Otto, chief merchant and CFO of H-E-B.
These four new board members will join the other 22 members of the NACDS board of directors to develop NACDS’ policies and priorities.
Meanwhile, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation announced the election of five new members to its board of directors. Victor Curtis, SVP pharmacy of Costco Wholesale; Jon Giacomin, president of U.S. pharmaceutical distribution for the pharmaceutical group of Cardinal Health; John Poulin, director of professional relations of Lilly USA; Todd Tillemans, president of customer development at Unilever; and Richard Tremonte, VP sales and marketing of the U.S. generics operating unit at Sandoz will join the NACDS Foundation board of directors fo