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NACDS CEO presented with Trade Association CEO of the Year honors


WASHINGTON - Nearly 450 members of the association community gathered last week to honor the winners of CEO Update’s 2016 Association Leadership Awards, including Trade Association CEO of the Year Steve Anderson of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

Presenting the award to Anderson was Tom Kuhn, president Edison Electric Institute.  

Kuhn — who first met Anderson more than 35 years ago when the latter worked for former Rep. John Anderson — asked the NACDS leader how he encourages honest feedback and occasional dissent from his staff, wrote William Ehart in a CEO Update tribute to the award winners.

Anderson cited the book “Good to Great,” by Jim Collins, who said team-building is about “getting the right people on the bus.” But he went a step further, Ehart noted. “We want everybody on our team to actually be in the driver’s seat of that bus,” Anderson said.

Also recognized by CEO Update were Christine McEntee of the American Geophysical Union, who was named Professional Association CEO of the Year; and Aric Newhouse of the National Association of Manufacturers, who was awarded Association Lobbyist of the Year.


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