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DSN announces all-star retail lineup for annual Industry Issues Summit conference


You could call it a retail all-star team.

With just weeks to go before its annual Industry Issues Summit conference — one of the most highly-anticipated, must-attend events on the drug store industry calendar — Drug Store News has announced another top-tier roster of some of the most talented and creative retail executives in the business for the annual thought-leadership/networking event.

Now in its 18th year, DSN Industry Issues Summit draws top executives in pharmacy retailing, pharmaceutical, consumer package goods manufacturers and technology companies to examine emerging trends, challenges and opportunities that are influencing the most critical business decisions facing the industry today, delivering real-world insights to help increase sales and strengthening relationships between retailers and suppliers.

Panelists for this year’s event, include:

Industry Issues Summit: Robert Tompkins, Group VP/GMM health and wellness, Walgreens; George Coleman, VP health care, CVS Health; Annie Walker, VP OTC merchandising, Walmart; Tim Buskey, VP consumer products, AmerisourceBergen; David Badeen, VP/DMM health care, Sam’s Club; and Will Buckland, director merchandising,

Health, Wellness and Technology Summit: Jocelyn Konrad, EVP pharmacy, Rite Aid; Kevin Hourican, EVP pharmacy services, CVS Health; Philecia Avery, VP pharmacy, Kroger; Darren Singer, SVP retail health and wellness, Shopko; Rick Gates, VP pharmacy operations, Walgreens; Tim Weippert, COO pharmacy, Thrifty White Pharmacy; and Craig Norman, SVP pharmacy, HEB

Chronic Care Roundtable: Tammy Royer, SVP pharmacy operations, Rite Aid; Crystal Lennartz, chief pharmacist, Health Mart Pharmacy; Michael Wolf, senior director advanced care and home care, Walgreens; Leon Nevers, director business development and procurement, HEB; Becky Dent, director of clinical services, Costco; and Gregg Jones, director of pharmacy professional services

“Drug Store News Industry Issues Summit is part of DSN’s commitment to provide timely, topical and engaging industry events, where industry leaders both on the retailer and supplier side of the business come together to discuss co-creation strategies and partnership opportunities, and to help set the agenda for the upcoming year,” said Drug Store News Publisher Eric Savitch.

To register or for more information, visit For sponsorship opportunities, contact DSN publisher Eric Savitch, [email protected].


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