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Chain Drug Marketing Association

CDMA welcomes Nancy Wharmby as first female chairperson

CDMA welcomes Nancy Wharmby as first female chairperson

NOVI, Mich. — Chain Drug Marketing Association announced that Nancy Wharmby has been elected chairperson.  Wharmby of Bolivar, Ohio has served on the CDMA board of directors since 2012 and is now the first woman in the history of this 92 year old association to hold the Chairmanship. Wharmby is the executive vice president of Medicine

Michael Boivin appointed new CFO of CDMA

Michael Boivin appointed new CFO of CDMA

Novi, Mich. — The Chain Drug Marketing Association (CDMA) announced that Michael Boivin has been hired as the new chief financial officer. Boivin has also accepted the invitation to sit on the CDMA board of directors as treasurer. Boivin has more than 20 years of diversified financial, operational and strategic experience from start-ups to multi-million

CDMA president John Devine to step down

CDMA president John Devine to step down

NOVI, Mich. —  The Chain Drug Marketing Association’s (CDMA) board of directors announced today that John Devine is stepping down from his position as president to pursue other opportunities. Devine has served CDMA in a number of roles since he began in 2012, starting with vice president of store brands. In 2017, he became president

Execs in spotlight at Retailer of the Year event

Execs in spotlight at Retailer of the Year event

Chain Drug Review held a reception in Manhattan earlier this month to honor recipients of the publication’s Retailer of the Year awards. CVS Health president and chief executive officer Larry Merlo named Health Care Executive of the Year, and Walgreens president of pharmacy and retail operations Richard Ashworth was named as Operations Executive of the Year.

CDMA’s Jim Devine recognized for lifetime achievement

CDMA’s Jim Devine recognized for lifetime achievement

NOVI, Mich. — After 26 years as an integral part of the Chain Drug Marketing Association (CDMA) and a lifetime in the chain drug industry, Jim Devine is hanging up his cleats, though he won’t be completely out of the game. Devine stepped down January 1 as CDMA president, but he plans to remain with

CDMA reaches new heights at 90th annual trade expo

LAS VEGAS — The Chain Drug Marketing Association’s 90th annual Trade Expo was hailed by participants as one of the organization’s best. “CDMA continues to hit it out of the park,” said Lanny Doud, executive director of QualityCare Pharmacies. Between the quality suppliers, social networking and entertainment that included a 1920s-themed gala, the show “couldn’t

CDMA still invaluable to small retailers

CDMA still invaluable to small retailers

This year, Chain Drug Marketing Association (CDMA) marks its 90th anniversary. To translate, the organization was begun in 1926. The date was three years prior to the Great Depression and 13 years before the outbreak of World War II. Flying was a sometime thing, and air travel, when it was deemed an efficient and safe

CDMA aims ‘to be the front-end source’

CDMA aims ‘to be the front-end source’

NOVI, Mich. — The Chain Drug Marketing Association (CDMA) has not just withstood the consolidation of the chain drug industry. It has grown in spite of it. CDMA has broadened its membership with grocery stores and wholesalers, as well as convenience store chains, notes president Jim Devine. “We’re going beyond the drug channel,” he says.