College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Weaver Medal of Honor Lecture
Thomas R. Temple
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University
2012 Recipient of Weaver Medal of Honor
Reception 3:15-4:30 p.m.
Toast at 3:45 p.m.
Cowles Library Reading Room
Thomas R. Temple
Thomas R. Temple is the president of Tom Temple Consulting, LLC, a
private pharmacy and health care consulting business providing services
to a variety of professional organizations throughout the country. Mr.
Temple had previously served as Executive Vice President and CEO of the
Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA), a position he held from 1977 to 2012.
Mr. Temple received a BS degree in biology from Northern Illinois
University (1971), a professional degree in pharmacy from the University
of Illinois (1977), and a MS degree in pharmacy administration from the
University of Iowa (1977).
Mr. Temple is a member of several professional organizations including
the IPA, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the National
Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) and the American Society
of Association Executives (ASAE). He serves as a member of several
governing boards for organizations including the US Pharmacopeia
Convention (USP), the Alliance for Patient Medication Safety, Pharmacy
Marketing Group and the University of Iowa Alumni Association.
Additionally, Mr. Temple has served on advisory boards for the Medic
Alert Foundation, Accreditation Council on Pharmaceutical Education,
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, Drake University College of
Pharmacy and Health Sciences, University of Illinois College of
Pharmacy, and the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. He has also
served as an advisory consultant to Upjohn, Glaxo SmithKline, Merck,
Hoechst Marion Rousell, and PCS.
Mr. Temple’s leadership has been recognized through the receipt of
several awards including APhA’s Hugo H. Schaefer Award, Gloria
Neimeyer-Franke Leadership Mentor Award, IPA’s Robert G. Gibbs Award,
the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy Alumnus of the Year
Award, the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy Alumnus of the Year
Award and the University of Iowa Distinguished Alumni Award for Service.