The NACDS-PAC Breakfast is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Monday, April 23. The NACDS Annual Meeting runs April 21 to 24 in Palm Beach, Fla.
Bush was elected as Florida’s 43rd governor in 1998 and re-elected in 2002. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores said that, during his two terms, he championed major reform of government, in areas ranging from health care and environmental protection to civil service and tax reform. His top priority was the overhaul of the state’s education system. In 2016, he was a Republican candidate for the presidency.
Currently, Bush is chairman of Dock Square Capital LLC, a merchant bank based in Miami. He also serves as the chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, a national nonprofit education reform group he founded to transform education in America.
“Gov. Bush is an ideal guest for a meeting of NACDS, which values its role as a trade association at the intersection of business, policy and politics,” NACDS president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson said in a statement. “As a leader in government, business and philanthropy, Gov. Bush has demonstrated a true appreciation for the interconnection of issues ranging from health care to education to economic development. We are looking forward to hearing his perspective, particularly given NACDS’ focus on issues of value and importance to society.”
The NACDS-PAC Breakfast is part of the NACDS Chain Members and PAC Breakfast, during which NACDS-related business is conducted. The event is open to NACDS chain members and NACDS-PAC contributors.