Hear from senior industry executives on current business initiatives. NACDS will also recognize the 2021 Sheldon W. Fantle Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Larry J. Merlo, CVS Health. The Lifetime Achievement Award honors individuals whose accomplishments and contributions to the industry over the course of their career merit special recognition.
Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, has served as president and CEO of NACDS since 2007. He represents and is the chief spokesman for an industry that has annual sales of more than $1 trillion, employs nearly 3.3 million individuals, and works with suppliers and other partners to help meet the health, wellness and daily needs of patients and consumers across America.
Larry Merlo served a decade as President and Chief Executive Officer of CVS Health, a diversified health services company with $268.7 billion in net revenues for 2020, employing nearly 300,000 colleagues united around a common purpose of helping people on their path to better health. The company engages one in three Americans each year, meeting people wherever they are and changing health care to meet consumers’ needs in an increasingly connected and digital world.
Carla Harris is a Vice Chairman, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. She is responsible for increasing client connectivity and penetration to enhance revenue generation across the firm. She formerly headed the Emerging Manager Platform, the equity capital markets effort for the consumer and retail industries and was responsible for Equity Private Placements.
Cedric Richmond is a former five-term U.S. congressman from Louisiana. After co-chairing Joe Biden's 2020 presidential campaign, he was named the president-elect's senior advisor and director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. Richmond served as the chair and leading spokesman of the Congressional Black Caucus from November 2016 to December 2018. Prior to joining Congress, Richmond was a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 2000 to 2011.