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NACDS promotes pair of executives
March 18th, 2013
ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has promoted Roy McGrath to vice president of business development and conventions and Alex Adams to vice president of pharmacy programs and vice president of NACDS Foundation research programs.
Previously director of business development and conventions, McGrath has served in various capacities since coming to NACDS in 1997, including as manager of conference exhibits and director of conference exhibits and registration. He will continue to report to Jim Whitman, senior vice president of member programs and services.
The association noted that McGrath's promotion comes at a key time in NACDS' conference programming. In his new role, he will lead efforts to drive business opportunities for NACDS meetings and conferences, including the inaugural NACDS Total Store Expo scheduled for August 10 to 13 in Las Vegas. He also will continue to advance business initiatives to bring together trading partners across the industry — including pharmacy, consumer goods, supply chain, logistics and technology, among others — for the Total Store Expo.
In his new position, Adams will lead and develop pharmacy programming initiatives for NACDS' new pharmacy care and patient advocacy department. And in his new NACDS Foundation role, he will work to further one of the foundation's core missions in advancing public health through research to help improve patient health and quality of life.
Adams joined NACDS in 2009 as director of pharmacy programs. He will continue to report to Kathleen Jaeger, senior vice president of pharmacy care and patient advocacy and president of the NACDS Foundation in both of his new roles.
"We are pleased to recognize the hard work and dedication of both Roy and Alex within their respective departments at NACDS and the NACDS Foundation," Steven Anderson, president and chief executive officer of NACDS, said in a statement. "Roy's service to NACDS the last 16 years demonstrates his commitment to providing business and educational opportunities for NACDS members at our meetings and conferences. As a pharmacist, Alex's passion and commitment to community pharmacy is personified in his work on behalf of NACDS, its members and the foundation. We look forward to their continued success in their new roles."
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