SAN DIEGO — At the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo, association president and chief executive Steve Anderson took a few moments in the Business Program to single out the achievements of Jim Whitman, senior vice president of member programs and services, for more than 40 years of service to the association.
“Next year, NACDS will celebrate 85 years of service and leadership. And we have a member of the NACDS staff team who has contributed mightily to the organization’s success for nearly half that time. Jim, you always put our members first in your mind and your actions, and really first in your heart,” Anderson remarked.
Under Whitman’s guidance, NACDS has earned a reputation for putting on the finest events in the retail business. In addition to TSE, the association’s annual meeting, regional chain conference and RxImpact Day have become industry staples.
“This is a very special place,” said Whitman. “We provide great service to the companies and the members — our customers — and it’s an honor to be part of it.”