Welcome to Our Speakers

We are pleased to announce two featured speakers joining the lineup of industry experts presenting at NDASA’s National Conference and Trade Show in Indianapolis this May.

Keynote Address

Thursday, May 5
8:45 a.m.
Gen. Barry McCaffrey, USA (Ret.)

Former Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, USA (Ret.), will be this year’s Keynote Speaker.

General McCaffrey served in the United States Army for 32 years and retired as a four-star general. At retirement, he was the most highly decorated serving general, having been awarded three Purple Heart medals (wounded in combat three times), two Distinguished Service Crosses (the nation’s second highest award for valor) and two Silver Stars for valor.

McCaffrey led the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), for five years after leaving the military. Upon leaving government service, he was named the Bradley Distinguished Professor of International Security Studies (2001-2005); and taught international security studies at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY from 2006-2010. 

Currently, General McCaffrey is president of BR McCaffrey Associates, a consulting firm in Alexandria, VA.


You are invited to join the NDASA Board of Directors at a welcoming reception for
Keynote Speaker Gen. Barry McCaffrey, USA (Ret.)

Wednesday, May 4
5 – 6 p.m.*

This is an opportunity to meet General McCaffrey in a small gathering before the start of conference.

Tickets are limited and available now.
$100 per ticket
$175 per couple (2 tickets)

*Prior to opening reception


Special Guest Speaker

Friday, May 6
12:30 p.m.
Dan Schneider 

Dan Schneider is the hero, activist and grieving father at the center of the critically-acclaimed Netflix docu-series “The Pharmacist.” In 1999, after losing his son in a drug-related shooting in New Orleans and lacking answers from police, Dan, a small-town pharmacist embarked on a dogged pursuit to find and bring his son’s killer to justice. With Dan’s assistance, the killer was apprehended and pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2000.

But months later, the ripple effects of his son’s addiction and tragic death would find him again when Dan noticed a troubling number of young, seemingly healthy people coming to his pharmacy with high-dose prescriptions for OxyContin. Sensing a crisis long before the opioid epidemic had gained nationwide attention, Dan made it his mission to save the lives of other sons and daughters in his community and take the fight to Big Pharma itself. Dan remains committed to his goal of raising awareness about drug addiction and the opioid epidemic through his Tunnel of Hope organization.