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NACDS appoints state government affairs director
March 22nd, 2011
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Jill McCormack has joined the National Association of Chain Drug Stores as a director of state government affairs.
NACDS said late Monday that McCormack will play a key role in its state government affairs team, directing the association's 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, NACDS noted.
"We are pleased to welcome Jill to the NACDS state government affairs team," Steve Anderson, president and chief executive officer of NACDS, said in a statement. "During this challenging time of shrinking state budgets, it is critical that pharmacy services are recognized as strategies to help reduce health care costs and improve patient health by helping patients take their medications as prescribed, thus preventing more costly forms of care."
A native of Pennsylvania, McCormack previously worked as a government affairs associate for Malady & Wooten LLP 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.
"Jill is tried and tested on health care issues and has extensive knowledge of the inner workings of state government," Anderson added. "Her experience will offer great value as she illustrates pharmacy as the face of neighborhood health care to state policymakers."