CEO, Michigan Pharmacists Association
Larry is currently completing his 33rd year with the Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) in
Lansing, Michigan. Wagenknecht was appointed MPA Executive Director in 1986 prior to being
named as CEO in 1994. Wagenknecht received his B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of
Michigan College of Pharmacy in 1979 and serves as Adjunct Clinical Faculty for the colleges of
pharmacy at the University of Michigan and Ferris State University. Wagenknecht recently served as
a member on Governor Snyder’s Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Task Force. He is a former
Commissioner on the Michigan Health Information Technology Commission and currently serves
as Chairman of the Michigan Health Information Network Board of Directors. He also serves as
Chairman of the Board for the Michigan Health & Safety Coalition and Vice Chairman of the Board
of Governors of the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.
Wagenknecht has served on numerous committees and task forces with the State of Michigan,
Michigan Society of Association Executives, American Pharmacists Association and the National
Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations.
Wagenknecht was recently honored by the American Pharmacists Association as the 2016 recipient
of the Hubert H. Humphrey Award, recognizing contributions to government and advancing good
health policy at the state and national levels.