Jeff Lindoo Recognized With Lifetime Achievement Award

The Minnesota Retailers Association is pleased to recognize Jeff Lindoo with its Lifetime Achievement award as part of the 2021 Minnesota’s Retail Champions program.

Lindoo retired from Thrifty White Pharmacy in 2016, where he had worked since graduation from NDSU College of Pharmacy in 1974, and has served as staff pharmacist, pharmacy manager, store manager, district manager, pharmacy district manager, vice president of Long Term Care Services and retired as vice president of Governmental & Regulatory Affairs. He is the past-president of MPhA. Lindoo served on the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy from 1996 to 2000 and served as Vice President in 1999. He served as a member of the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy National Board of Advisors. He served as chair on the Minnesota Retailers Association Board of Directors and on the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy. Jeff has been an instrumental and impactful leader in Minnesota pharmacy.

“Jeff is an outstanding business leader and his name means something to so many people here in Minnesota,” said Bruce Nustad, Minnesota Retailers Association president. “If you have been a part of any meaningful business or pharmacy change, Jeff has likely been at the center of the conversations that produced that change. I am not sure I know a humbler and more respected leader among retailers, and organizations like the Minnesota Retailers Association have benefited greatly from his servant leader approach. It’s with great admiration and appreciation for Jeff that we present him with our Lifetime Achievement award.”

"I am honored to receive this award,” said Lindoo. “During my time as vice president of Thrifty White Pharmacy I learned how to tell our story to not only the community but to legislators. I have loved being a part of and seeing my industry grow and evolve. The key to making change is showing up, seizing opportunities, and bringing passion to the issues. I am grateful I have had so many opportunities in my life.”

Lindoo is the sole recipient of the Minnesota’s Retail Champions Lifetime Achievement award. He accepted the award at the Retail Rally event held Tuesday, October 5, 2021 in Golden Valley.

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