ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Friday the promotions of two staff members, that were effective March 1.
Roy McGrath has been promoted to VP of business development and conventions, from director of business development and conventions.
Alex Adams has been promoted to VP of pharmacy programs for NACDS, and VP of NACDS Foundation research programs, from director of pharmacy programs.
McGrath has served NACDS in a number of capacities since joining NACDS in 1997, including manager, conference exhibits, and director, conference exhibits and registration. His promotion comes at an important time in NACDS' conference programming. In his new role, he will lead initiatives to drive business opportunities for NACDS meetings and conferences, including the inaugural NACDS Total Store Expo taking place Aug. 10 to 13 in Las Vegas. McGrath will continue to advance business initiatives to bring together trading partners across the industry including pharmacy, consumer goods, supply chain, logistics, technology and more for the NACDS Total Store Expo. He will continue to report to Jim Whitman, SVP, member programs and services.
As a pharmacy student at the University of Toledo, Adams served as a pharmacy rotation student before joining NACDS in 2009 as director, pharmacy programs. In his new role with NACDS, he will lead and develop pharmacy programming initiatives to continue the momentum for NACDS' new pharmacy care and patient advocacy department. In addition, in his new NACDS Foundation role, Adams will work to further one of the Foundation's core missions in advancing public health through research to help improve patient health and quality of life. He will continue to report to Kathleen Jaeger, SVP, pharmacy care and patient advocacy and president of the NACDS Foundation in both of his new roles.
"We are pleased to recognize the hard work and dedication of both Roy and Alex within their respective departments at NACDS and the NACDS Foundation," stated Steve Anderson, NACDS president and CEO. "Roy's service to NACDS the last sixteen years demonstrates his commitment to providing business and educational opportunities for NACDS members at our meetings and conferences. As a pharmacist, Alex's passion and commitment to community pharmacy is personified in his work on behalf of NACDS, its members and the Foundation. We look forward to their continued success in their new roles."