NACDS appoints Tom O'Donnell as VP federal government affairs


ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The chief of staff for Rep. Steve Rothman, D-N.J., is taking on a new role.

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced that Tom O'Donnell is joining the organization as VP federal government affairs, where he will spearhead the strategic direction for and overall management of NACDS' federal legislative advocacy program, including serving as a resource and advocate on Capitol Hill and advancing the association’s grassroots and political affairs activities, NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson said.

O'Donnell will begin his new position on July 9 and will report to Carol Kelly, NACDS SVP government affairs and public policy.

"We are thrilled that Tom will soon join NACDS' highly regarded and highly effective government affairs and public policy team," Anderson said. "Tom’s extensive legislative and political experience position him exceedingly well to serve as NACDS’ chief legislative advocate for community pharmacy. As the face of neighborhood health care, community pharmacy plays a vital role in improving patient health and reducing costs in the healthcare delivery system. With Tom on board, NACDS will further bolster its commitment to ensuring pro-patient, pro-pharmacy policy solutions at the federal level."

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