The National Association of Chain Drug Stores shared that former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will speak at the Chain Members and Political Action Committee Breakfast during its Annual Meeting, taking place April 27 to 30 in Palm Beach, Fla.
Ryan was the 54th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives—and the youngest speaker in nearly 150 years.
“NACDS is thrilled to welcome back former House Speaker Paul Ryan to the 2024 NACDS Annual Meeting,” said Steve Anderson, president and CEO of NACDS. “We look forward to his take on the current political landscape, particularly during this 2024 presidential election year, as well as his timely insights on the economic, political and healthcare issues shaping our industry and the nation.”
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During his tenure as Speaker from October 2015 to January 2019, Ryan worked to simplify the nation’s tax code, rebuild national defense, expand domestic energy production, reform the criminal justice system and promote economic opportunity.
Prior to becoming Speaker, Ryan was chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. As chairman, Ryan worked to protect healthcare choices, advance free trade and strengthen the economy. Before that, he served as chairman of the House Budget Committee, where he outlined revolutionary blueprints to balance the federal budget and pay off the national debt. In 2012, Ryan was selected to serve as Governor Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential nominee.
First elected to the U.S. Congress in 1998 at age 28, Ryan represented the people of Wisconsin’s First Congressional District for two decades.
In 2019, Ryan launched the American Idea Foundation, a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that expands economic opportunity by partnering with local organizations and academics to advance evidence-based public policies. In 2020, Ryan was named as the chairman of the board of directors of Executive Network Partnering Corporation and in 2021, named as a partner at Solamere Capital.
He is a member of the board of directors of the Fox Corporation, of SHINE Medical Technologies and of UniversalCIS. Ryan also serves on the advisory board of Robert Bosch GmbH and is the vice chairman of Teneo, after previously serving as a senior advisor for the firm. He also is the author of the books The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea and American Renewal: A Conservative Plan to Strengthen the Social Contract and Save the Country’s Finances.
Ryan is a professor of the Practice at the University of Notre Dame and a visiting fellow in the practice of public policy at the American Enterprise Institute. He also serves on the board of trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute and is on the board of directors for the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
The bipartisan NACDS-PAC supports Congressional candidates who understand and help to advance pro-pharmacy and pro-patient policies. The NACDS-PAC Breakfast features leaders of diverse political and ideological perspectives.