The NACDS Regional Chain Conference is a working meeting that offers unique networking opportunities with both your peers and trading partners.


The conference is designed to address the challenges facing senior retail executives who operate up to 250 stores. This is an educational meeting and executive development program that will provide valuable information to help your company meet the challenges in the healthcare and retail market.

The meeting begins each day with a breakfast/general session followed by a variety of industry updates and dynamic business and education offerings. Throughout the remainder of the day, breakout sessions and/or business appointments between trading partners are conducted.

In the evenings there are a variety of social activities, some of which are official NACDS functions, while others are private, “by invitation only” events.

Key Participants.

Traditional retail participants include presidents, CEOs, and other senior executives from the merchandising and/or pharmacy disciplines. Due to the breadth of the conference program, it is also an excellent meeting for aspiring senior leaders of any organization who seek cross- functional understanding as they prepare for advanced responsibilities.

Supplier attendance is restricted to a limited number of front-end, pharmacy, and related services companies who agree to become a Strategic Partner for the meeting. Attendees from these companies are traditionally senior sales or trade development executives.

About NACDS.

NACDS represents traditional drug stores, supermarkets and mass merchants with pharmacies. Chains operate 40,000 pharmacies, and NACDS’ more than 100 chain member companies include regional chains, with a minimum of four stores, and national companies. Chains employ more than 3.2 million individuals, including 178,000 pharmacists. They fill over 3 billion prescriptions yearly, and help patients use medicines correctly and safely, while offering innovative services that improve patient health and healthcare affordability. NACDS members also include more than 850 supplier partners and over 60 international members representing 21 countries.

Regional Chain Committee Members

Rebecca Bubel, RPH, Kinney Drugs, Inc., Regional Chain Conference Chair Keith Bibelhausen, RPh, Hartig Drug Company, Inc. David Cippel, Klingensmith’s Drug Stores Inc. Scott M. Cross, Lewis Drugs, Inc. Tim Erdle, Thrifty White Pharmacy Eric Graf, MS, RPh, Ritzman Pharmacies, Inc. Ashton S. Maaraba, eRx Network Curtis Maki, RPh, MBA, Topco Associates LLC John McGrath, RPh, Delhaize America, Inc. William Earl Osborn, PharmD, Osborn Drugs, Inc. Chris Smith, Inmar Heidi Snyder, Drug World Pharmacies Jim Spencer, Kinney Drugs, Inc. William Thompson, III, Thompson Pharmacy Randall Ward, TCGRx Kristin Williams, Hy-Vee, Inc.

Retail Advisory Board Membership & Conferences Subcommittee

Richard A. Wellinger, The Emerson Group Subcommittee Chairman Rick Brindle, Mondelez International Vince Burke, BGJ Group Richard A. Cognetti, Jr., Kinney Drugs, Inc. Steve Crellin, FGX International Scott R. Emerson, The Emerson Group Robert Golden, 3M Christopher J. Guida, Bayer Consumer Health Joe Hartsig, Walgreen Co. Blair A. Logan, L’Oreal USA Catherine Magistrelli, Wakefern Food Corp./ShopRite John Peine, Target William W. Renz, Rite Aid Corporation Brian Sappington, Coca-Cola Herb Smith, E.&J. Gallo Winery Tim Tillia, American Greetings Corporation Maisha Webster, The Procter & Gamble Company Michael Yacullo, Perrigo Company

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The NACDS Regional Chain Conference is a working meeting that offers unique networking opportunities with both your peers and trading partners.

Register Now