Edward G. McGinley, MBA, RPh, was elected to serve as the 2014-2015 president-elect of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) during the Association’s 110thAnnual Meeting, May 17-20, 2014, in Phoenix, AZ. Prior to the election, Mr McGinley served a one-year term as the NABP treasurer. He also served a three-year term as an Executive Committee member representing District 2.
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 14 years he has been a member. In addition, Mr McGinley is the vice president of pharmacy at Chain Drug Consortium, LLC, in Mt Laurel, NJ. Prior to this, Mr McGinley was 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 Drugs 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. As chairperson of the New Jersey State Board of Pharmacy 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.
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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