2018 PAC Breakfast Speaker(s) Announced!
The Ohio Pharmacists Association is pleased to announce that
Representatives Scott Lipps (R-Franklin) & Scott Ryan (R-Newark)
Will be our special guest speakers at the 2018 PAC Breakfast!
State Representative Scott Lipps is currently serving his first term in the Ohio House of Representatives. He represents the 62nd Ohio House District, which includes much of Warren County.
As a native of Southwest Ohio, Rep. Lipps was raised in Miamisburg, Ohio. After graduating from Miamisburg High School, Rep. Lipps attended the College of Wooster. After his time at Wooster, Rep. Lipps pursued a graduate degree (Masters) at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.
Rep. Lipps has been blessed with several successful businesses and many opportunities to serve his community over the last 25 years. He has also been involved in philanthropy (Masons and Shriners), professional organizations (NFIB State Board, Optimists and Rotary Club, Farm Bureau, among others) and in public service (Franklin City Council and Mayor). Rep. Lipps currently resides in Franklin, Ohio.
Rep. Lipps currently sits on the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee; Finance Committee; Finance Subcommittee on Agriculture Development and Natural Resources; Economic Development, Commerce, and Labor Committee; and serves as the vice chair of the House Federalism & Interstate Relations Committee.
Rep. Lipps is one of the best champions of community pharmacy the legislature has seen in recent memory. He has an in-depth knowledge of the profession, the pharmacy industry, and the challenges we face. He is a dynamic speaker, and one that our members will not want to miss.
State Representative Scott Ryan is serving his second term in the Ohio House of Representatives. He serves the 71st District, which includes portions of Licking County.
He has been the owner of a printing company for 27 years and has served as Licking County treasurer. A third-generation resident of the county and member of the Granville High School Class of 1983, he graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
In addition, Rep. Ryan has extensive volunteer leadership experience with local nonprofit organizations including service as a member of the Board of Directors for First United Methodist Church in Newark, the Licking County Family YMCA, and the United Way of Licking County.
Rep. Ryan currently sits on the Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee; Rules and Reference Committee; State and Local Government Committee; Ways and Means Committee; and is the Vice Chair of the House Finance Committee.
Rep. Ryan's role on the Finance Committee and Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee has provided him a great understanding of the issues facing pharmacists. He also participated in the special press conference where key House leaders called on an audit of the Ohio Medicaid program over reports of under-reimbursements to pharmacies, yet increasing Medicaid expenditures on prescription drugs.
Join us Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 7:15 AM at the OPA Annual Conference & Trade Show at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
Visit the Annual Conference page to sign up for the conference and the PAC Breakfast! Or if you've already registered for the conference, just call us at 614-389-3236 to add the PAC Breakfast to your registration.
Also, please consider sponsoring a student pharmacist to attend the PAC Breakfast - it's a great way to encourage students to get involved in the advocacy process!
Minimum contribution for the PAC Breakfast is $100/person, with all proceeds going to the OPA Pharmacy PAC, which provides campaign funds to candidates who support pharmacist initiatives. Sponor a student pharmacist to attend for an additional $50. Checks should be made payable to “OPA Pharmacy PAC.” No corporate checks please.