ALEXANDRIA, Va. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced Tuesday that, effective Dec. 31, senior vice president of policy and pharmacy regulatory affairs Mary Ann Wagner will be retiring.
Wagner joined NACDS 13 years ago, following a long association with Hook Drugs and Hook SupeRx. She is a member of the Indiana Pharmacists Association, and served on the Indiana State Board of Pharmacy from 1988 to 1996.
According to NACDS, Wagner “has been responsible for leading the development of the Association’s policy positions with the NACDS membership, interacting with federal regulatory agencies, and working with the federal and state government affairs functions.”
She is the 2003 recipient of the Harold W. Pratt Award, pharmacy’s highest honor, and in 2004, she was named Butler University’s Distinguished Alum. “Words cannot adequately express our feelings of appreciation about the incredible work that Mary Ann has accomplished throughout her extremely successful career at NACDS and in the pharmacy industry,” stated Steve Anderson, NACDS president and chief executive officer. “Her sense of dedication, commitment, love, and passion for the industry is radiated in every fiber of her being. That is readily apparent to everyone who comes into contact with Mary Ann. Her responsiveness to the NACDS membership, her leadership skills, her incredible knowledge of the pharmacy industry, and her impact on public policy are traits to which we all aspire.”
Wagner plans to retire back to Indianapolis to spend more time with her family, and has said that she intends to continue working with NACDS in a consulting capacity.