Chief Executive Officer, Michigan Pharmacists Association
Larry Wagenknecht, Chairman, is currently completing his twenty eighth year with the Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) in Lansing, Michigan. Wagenknecht was appointed MPA Executive Director in 1986 prior to being named as CEO. Wagenknecht received his B.S. in Pharmacy from the University Of Michigan College Of Pharmacy in 1979 and is a licensed pharmacist and pharmacy preceptor in the state of Michigan. Wagenknecht serves as Adjunct Clinical Faculty for the colleges of pharmacy at the University of Michigan and Ferris State University.
Wagenknecht currently serves as a Commissioner of the Michigan Health Information Technology Commission and Chairman of the Michigan Health Information Network Board. He also serves as Chairman of the Board for the Michigan Health & Safety Coalition and a member of the Board of Governors of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. He has also served as the 2000-2001 President of the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA), and served as Secretary and Governor of the University Of Michigan College Of Pharmacy Board of Governors.
He has also served on numerous committees and task forces with the State of Michigan, Michigan Patient Safety Commission, Michigan Society of Association Executives, American Pharmacists Association and NASPA. Wagenknecht has also served in many key leadership positions with University Lutheran Church in E. Lansing, MI and with Troop 97 of the Boy Scouts of America in Haslett, MI.