Edward G. McGinley, MBA, RPh, began his term as president of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) during the Final Business Session of the Association’s 111thAnnual Meeting, May 16-19, 2015, in New Orleans, LA. During his presidency, Mr McGinley is committed to continuing to support member boards in their efforts to fight prescription drug abuse and to expanding the AWARXE® Prescription Drug Safety Program to educate pharmacists and consumers about the epidemic. Mr McGinley is also committed to providing resources to assist boards in supporting the expanded role of pharmacists in patient care. Further, Mr McGinley will take steps to ensure that established programs and services are sustained, including NABP PMP InterConnect®, the .Pharmacy Top-Level Domain Program, and the Verified Pharmacy Program™.

Mr McGinley was sworn in as the 111th NABP president after serving one-year terms as the Association’s president-elect and treasurer. Prior to that, Mr McGinley served as a member of the NABP Executive Committee representing District 2 for three years. After his presidency concludes, he will serve a one-year term as chairperson of the Association’s Executive Committee.

Mr McGinley is a member of the New Jersey State Board of Pharmacy, and has served as either president or vice president of the Board for 12 of the 15 years he has been a member. As chairperson of the Board Rules and Regulations Committee, he facilitated the development of several new regulations and standards, and also facilitated the adoption of a new pharmacy practice act. In addition, Mr McGinley is a partner in Pharmacy Management Consultants, LLC, which provides pharmacy-related management, technology, and regulatory consultancy services. Prior to this, Mr McGinley was the vice president of pharmacy at Chain Drug Consortium, LLC. He was also employed by a community pharmacy corporation, both as a practicing pharmacist in the retail environment, and in information technology and executive management at the corporate level, for over 35 years.

An active member of NABP and the New Jersey Board, Mr McGinley has served on several task forces and committees. Most recently, he served as the NABP Executive Committee liaison to the Task Force on the Control and Accountability of Prescription Medications and the Task Force on Drug Return and Reuse Programs. He is also a member of the Standards Oversight Committee of the Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation. Mr McGinley has also served as chairperson of the NABP Committee on Constitution and Bylaws and as a member of the Task Force on Prescription Monitoring Program Standards and the Task Force to Develop Recommendations to Best Reduce Medication Errors in Community Pharmacy Practice.

Mr McGinley has also been active in many pharmacy associations and pharmacy education initiatives. He is a member of the New Jersey Council of Chain Drug Stores (NJCCDS) and was awarded the Pharmacist of the Year Award by NJCCDS in 2002. He is a member of the New Jersey Pharmacists Association and the National Community Pharmacists Association. In addition, he has taught as a guest lecturer at Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University.

Mr McGinley earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from Temple University College of Pharmacy, and earned a master of business administration from Temple University Fox School of Business. He was also a fellow at The Wharton School and Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania.

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