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Board lineup set by NACDS
June 2nd, 2014
ARLINGTON, Va. – In addition to chairman John Standley, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores has elected new officers, a new executive committee member and three new directors.
At the association’s Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz., Juan Ortiz, chief executive officer of Navarro Discount Pharmacy, was elected vice chairman, and Randall Edeker, chairman and CEO of Hy-Vee Inc., was elected treasurer. The board also elected Edeker as an executive committee member.
The three newly elected directors are Carmen Bauza, senior vice president and general merchandise manager for health and wellness at Walmart; Daniel Salemi, president of the pharmacy division for New Albertsons Inc.; and J.K. Symancyk, president of Meijer Inc.
Bauza, Salemi and Symancyk will join the other 21 members of the NACDS board to develop the association’s policies and priorities.
NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson praised Standley at the outset of his chairmanship for his work as NACDS vice chairman and chairman of the NACDS Political Action Committee. Standley, chairman and CEO of Rite Aid Corp., “has demonstrated leadership and a strong commitment to the industry and to NACDS,” Anderson said.
Standley succeeded Bob Narveson, president and CEO of Thrifty White Pharmacy, whom he credited with leading “with tremendous integrity — and a genuine commitment to our cause.”