Wakefern’s Lane elected NACDS chairman

NACDS elected Chris Lane, executive vice president of Wakefern Food, chairman of its board of directors Monday at The Breakers Palm Beach. Lane succeeds Mark Panzer, Albertsons vice president of pharmacy, health and wellness.

The organization also added seven new members and re-elected another seven members. Richard Ashworth, Walgreens president of operations, was elected NACDS vice chairman and Rick Keyes, Meijer president and CEO was elected treasurer and a member of the board’s executive committee.

“Chris Lane talks passionately about pharmacy. His admiration for the profession and for the industry began early in his life. This fuels his commitment to achieving important results that advance the industry, for the ultimate good of patients and consumers,” NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson said. “NACDS chain and associate members, whose responsibilities involve the pharmacy and consumer goods alike, will appreciate Chris’ brand of leadership, and we look forward to his term as NACDS chairman of the board.”

Lori Flees, Sam’s Club senior vice president and divisional merchandising manager; Kirk Kaminsky, McKesson president of pharmaceutical solutions and services, representing Health Mart; Jocelyn Konrad, Rite Aid executive vice president of pharmacy and retail operations; Colleen Lindholz, president of Kroger Health; Mark Peterson, Genoa Healthcare CEO; Sean Slovenski, Walmart senior vice president and president of health and wellness; and Debbie Weitzman, Cardinal Health president of pharmaceutical distribution, representing Medicine Shoppe.

Re-elected members were Lane; Keyes; Panzer; Hy-Vee president, chairman and CEO Randy Edeker; Lewis Drug CEO Mark Griffin; Thrifty White president and CEO Bob Narveson; and H-E-B COO Martin Otto.