SVP, Government Affairs at National
Community Pharmacists Association
Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) has appointed
Washington veteran Steve Pfister as Senior Vice President,
Government Affairs, to lead the association's advocacy to federal
and state policymakers on behalf of independent community
pharmacies and the patients that they serve, the association
"NCPA's calling card is effective advocacy on behalf of the
tremendous service and value that independent community pharmacies
provide to patients and health plan sponsors," said NCPA CEO B.
Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA. "Steve brings a wealth of experience and
wisdom that will help take NCPA's advocacy to the next level. He
has successfully represented retail small businesses for years and
that experience will translate effectively to his work here on
behalf of community pharmacies."
pleased to have the opportunity to advocate on behalf of community
pharmacies across the nation," Pfister said. "NCPA has a vibrant
and committed membership and strong grassroots capabilities which
will serve us well as we tackle critical issues facing the
Pfister comes to NCPA from Total Spectrum, a public affairs firm
where he served as Partner. Previously, he was Senior Vice
President for Government Relations at the National Retail
Federation (NRF) for 12 years. He directed the federation's
legislative, regulatory, political and grassroots activities.
Pfister also served as a member of the executive staff and was the
primary legislative and political liaison to NRF's Board of
all, he served at NRF for 24 years, playing a pivotal role in the
most significant legislative and regulatory initiatives that faced
the retail industry and business communities over the past two
decades concerning tax, health and benefits, banking/credit and
labor-management relations issues.
Pfister also served as a Republican Floor Assistant in the U.S.
House of Representatives for five years. He is a graduate of the
State University of New York, in Plattsburgh, and is a native of
upstate New York.