Colin Powell To Keynote NACDS Total Store Expo

General Colin Powell will keynote the upcoming National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo.

Powell will speak at the event’s business session on Sunday, August 20. The NACDS Total Store Expo runs from August 19 to 22 in San Diego. He will bring insights from his over 50-year career in public service, global expertise and community involvement to the expo as it explores international and corporate social responsibility topics.

Powell has held a range of senior military and diplomatic positions across four presidential administrations, including National Security Advisor, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Secretary of State. He is the chair of the board of visitors of the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at the City College of New York. He is also the founder and chairman emeritus of the America’s Promise Alliance.

“We are honored to welcome General Powell to the NACDS Total Store Expo,” said Steven Anderson, NACDS president and CEO. “He is uniquely qualified to share insights on both the military and diplomatic aspects of pressing global issues. And his inspiring leadership at the America’s Promise Alliance and his commitment to our youth also will be of interest to attendees— with the focus NACDS is bringing to corporate social responsibility.”

The NACDS Total Store Expo will feature educational topics of relevance to the pharmacy, the front end of stores and the supply chain. Other topics will include: health information technology; pharmaceutical trends; optimizing pharmacy care; reducing hospital readmissions; the health and wellness consumer; Millennials in the workplace; supply chain collaboration; public policy issues; digital marketing; beauty trends; leadership; and more.