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.




Alex Gourlay, Walgreen Co. & Walgreens Boots Alliance

Mark Panzer, Albertsons Companies

Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, NACDS


George Bartell, The Bartell Drug Company
Michael Bloom, Fred’s Pharmacy
Kermit Crawford, Rite Aid Corporation
Randy Edeker, Hy-Vee, Inc.
Lynne Fruth, Fruth Pharmacy
Jon Giacomin, Medicine Shoppe International, Inc.
Mark Griffin, Lewis Drug, Inc.
Richard Hartig, Hartig Drug Company, Inc.
Marybeth Hays, Walmart
Rick Keyes, Meijer, Inc.
Christopher Lane, Wakefern Food Corp./ShopRite
Larry Merlo, CVS Health
Robert Narveson, Thrifty White Pharmacy
Brian Nightengale, Good Neighbor Pharmacy
Martin Otto, H-E-B
Craig Painter, Kinney Drugs, Inc.
John Standley, Rite Aid Corporation
Sharon Sternheim, Zitomer/Thriftway Drug Corp.
David Vucurevich, Genoa Healthcare 

NACDS Honorary Board

Philip E. Beekman, Owl Hollow Enterprises
David Bernauer
Sydney Besthoff, III, Property Management Group
Warren F. Bryant
Anthony N. Civello, AC Consulting
Leonard A. Genovese, LFC Enterprises, LLC
Andrew A. Giancamilli, 99 Cent Stores
Robert W. Hannan, Hannan Executive Services, Inc.
James I. Harrison, Jr., Harrison Investments
Gerald Heller
Alan B. Levin, SoDel Concepts
Robert D. Loeffler
David Maher, Pharma Integrative Pharmacy
Frank A. Newman, The Stow Company
Harvey Rosenthal
Thomas M. Ryan
Mary Sammons
Stewart Turley
Gregory D. Wasson, Wasson Enterprise