Anderson recognized by Mass Market Retailers magazine

Steve Anderson ’75, a former member of the Cornell Board of Trustees and President and CEO of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), was named by Mass Market Retailers magazine as one of the nation’s 50 Most Influential Mass Market Retailing Executives.  

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Steve Anderson ’75

Others on the list included Jeff Bezos, chairman, president and CEO of; Doug McMillion, president and CEO of Walmart; Craig Jelinek, president and CEO of Costco;  Doug McMullen, chairman and CEO of Kroger; Brian Cornell, chairman and CEO of Target; and John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market.  

According to Mass Market Retailers, “Steve Anderson has won well-deserved recognition for his outstanding leadership since becoming president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores a decade ago. With the nation’s health care system facing continued uncertainty and the possibility of massive change, the chain drug industry is looking to Anderson and the association more than ever. One of the key changes that Anderson made when he arrived at NACDS was to define the organization’s priorities and give it a clear focus, and public policy was at the top of the list. That critical move has enabled the industry to stake out its position and illuminate its role as the health care landscape has altered over the years.  The election of Donald Trump as president and the determination of congressional Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act signed by President Obama in 2010 have created unprecedented uncertainty about the nation’s health care going forward, which Anderson foresaw.”