Hal Wand, MBA, RPh, was elected to serve as the 2015-2016 president-elect of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) during the Association’s 111th Annual Meeting, May 16-19, 2015, in New Orleans, LA. Prior to the election, Mr Wand served a one-year term as the NABP treasurer. He also served two three-year terms as an Executive Committee member representing District 8.

Currently the executive director of the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy, Mr Wand began his employment with the Board in 1989 as a compliance officer before becoming deputy director in 1994 and executive director in 2003. Prior to joining the Board, he worked as a hospital pharmacist, long-term care pharmacist, and community pharmacist.

An active member of NABP, Mr Wand served as Executive Committee liaison for the Committee on Law Enforcement/Legislation and served as a member of the Task Force on Telepharmacy and the Implementation of the Medicare Drug Benefit Medication Therapy Management Provisions. Mr Wand has consulted with Canadian officials regarding the importation of prescription drugs, and developed and reviewed questions for the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination®. Further, Mr Wand served as the secretary and treasurer for District 8 for several years.

Among his other activities, Mr Wand served as a member of the College of Pharmacy National Advisory Board for the University of Arizona and was an elected member of local elementary and high school boards.

Mr Wand was honored with the Service to Pharmacy award by the Arizona Pharmacy Association in 2005. He also received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy in 2008 and a Bear Down Award from the University of Arizona Alumni Association in 2006. In 2012, he received the Bowl of Hygeia Award for outstanding community service.

Mr Wand earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the University of Arizona and his master of business administration degree from the University of Phoenix.

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