Shaping the Industry

For over 80 years, NACDS has served as a vibrant community of chains and suppliers. For much of this time, the NACDS Annual Meeting has served as its signature event. In the days following the 2017 conference, 96 percent of attendees indicated that they planned to return in 2018. Those who attend for the first time quickly learn why. It is the opportunities. It is the results. It is the relationships. It is the member service. It is like nothing else. Make it yours!

Key Participants

Participants at the Annual Meeting include Retail Chairmen, CEOs, Presidents, and Senior Vice Presidents of Marketing, Merchandising, Operations, and Pharmacy and their executive-level counterparts and decision makers from supplier companies.


NACDS Leadership


Alex Gourlay, Walgreen Co. & Walgreens Boots Alliance

Mark Panzer, Albertsons Companies

Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, NACDS

Board of Directors

Richard Ashworth, Walgreen Co.                                           

Rick Keyes, Meijer, Inc.

George Bartell, The Bartell Drug Company

Christopher Lane, Wakefern Food Corp./ShopRite

Michael Bloom, Fred’s Pharmacy

Larry Merlo, CVS Health

Kermit Crawford, Rite Aid Corporation

Robert Narveson, Thrifty White Pharmacy

Randy Edeker, Hy-Vee, Inc.

Brian Nightengale, Good Neighbor Pharmacy

Lynne Fruth, Fruth Pharmacy

Martin Otto, H-E-B

Jon Giacomin, Medicine Shoppe International, Inc.

Craig Painter, Kinney Drugs, Inc

Mark Griffin, Lewis Drug, Inc

John Standley, Rite Aid Corporation

Richard Hartig, Hartig Drug Company, Inc.

Sharon Sternheim, Zitomer/Thriftway Drug Corp.

Marybeth Hays, Walmart

David Vucurevich, Genoa Healthcare

NACDS Honorary Board

Philip E. Beekman, Owl Hollow Enterprises                    

Alan B. Levin, SoDel Concepts

David Bernauer

Robert D. Loeffler

Sydney Besthoff, III, Property Management Group

David Maher, Pharma Integrative Pharmacy

Warren F. Bryant

Frank A. Newman, The Stow Company

Anthony N. Civello, AC Consulting

Harvey Rosenthal

Leonard A. Genovese, LFC Enterprises, LLC

Thomas M. Ryan

Andrew A. Giancamilli, 99 Cent Stores

Mary Sammons

Robert W. Hannan, Hannan Executive Services, Inc

Gregory D. Wasson, Wasson Enterprise

James I. Harrison, Jr., Harrison Investments

Gerald Heller