ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Monday that Jill McCormack joined its state government affairs team as a director of state government affairs.
McCormack previously worked as a government affairs associate for Malady & Wooten in Harrisburg, Pa., where she represented the Pennsylvania Association of Chain Drug Stores. She also served as a member of the senior staff for the Democratic Leader in the Pennsylvania Senate.
In her new role at NACDS, McCormack will direct the organization's pro-patient, pro-policy advocacy in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia. Specifically, she will collaborate with state associations and with NACDS member companies’ staff and advocate directly with state lawmakers and state agencies.
“We are pleased to welcome Jill to the NACDS state government affairs team,” stated NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson. “During this challenging time of shrinking state budgets, it is critical that pharmacy services are recognized as strategies to help reduce healthcare costs and improve patient
health by helping patients take their medications as prescribed, thus preventing more costly forms of care."
“Jill is tried and tested on healthcare issues, and has extensive knowledge of the inner workings of state government," Anderson continued. "Her experience will offer great value as she illustrates pharmacy as the face of neighborhood health care to state policy-makers.”