Astronaut Kelly named IPC keynote speaker


SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — The IPC Independent Pharmacy Conference selected astronaut Captain Mark Kelly as its keynote speaker during its April 6-8 conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The retired U.S. Naval officer, Kelly will discuss how to better manage teams, deal with changing circumstances and use detailed plans to accomplish remarkable things in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

“We selected Captain Kelly because of his record of achievements, his hard work and his determination,” said Independent Pharmacy Cooperative CEO Don Anderson. “He is representative of the type of creative problem- solving needed to be a successful community pharmacist in our challenging business environment. We are fortunate and proud to have him join our program.”

Kelly and his brother Capt. Scott Kelly are the only known siblings to have both been in space.

The Independent Pharmacy Cooperative is the nation's largest group purchasing organization owned by independent pharmacy, representing more than 5,000 members.

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