The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has promoted two staff members. Roy McGrath has been promoted to vp/business development and conventions, from director, business development and conventions. Alex Adams has been promoted to vp/pharmacy programs for NACDS, and vice president, NACDS Foundation research programs, from director, pharmacy programs.
Since joining NACDS in 1997, McGrath has served in a number of capacities including manager, conference exhibits, and director, conference exhibits and registration. In his new role, he will lead initiatives to drive business opportunities for NACDS meetings and conferences, including the inaugural NACDS Total Store Expo taking place this August 10 to 13 in Las Vegas.
Adams joined NACDS in 2009 as director, pharmacy programs. In his new role, he will lead and develop pharmacy programming initiatives for NACDS’ new pharmacy care and patient advocacy department. In addition, in his new NACDS Foundation role, Adams will work to further one of the foundation’s missions in advancing public health through research to help improve patient health and quality of life.