Target exec joins chain drug board

Jose Barra, SVP health care and beauty at Target, is among four new members elected to join the 21-member board of directors of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS). Barra’s appointment was announced at the NACDS Annual Meeting held this week in Scottsdale, Ariz. Other new members include, Jerry Cline, SVP retail sales and marketing at Good Neighbor Pharmacy; Lynne Fruth, chairman of the board of Fruth Pharmacy and Steve Kaczynski, CEO of Navarro Discount Pharmacies.

NACDS also announced that H-E-B chief administrative officer Robert Loeffler would serve as chairman of the board to succeed CVS president and CEO Larry Merlo. In addition, Greg Wasson, president and CEO of Walgreens was elected vice chairman and Robert J. Narveson, president and CEO of Thrifty White Stores was elected treasurer.