Tom Temple is the Director of Strategic Communication for the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and President of Thomas Temple Consulting. He previously served for 33 years as the Chief Executive Officer and Executive VP for the Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA).
Mr. Temple is a member of several professional organizations including the IPA, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Association (NASPA). He served as a member of several governing boards for organizations including the USP, the APhA Foundation, the Alliance for Patient Medication Safety (APMS), and the University of Iowa Alumni Association. Additionally, Mr. Temple has served on Advisory Boards for the Medical Alert Foundation, the Accreditation Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE), Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, Drake College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois College of Pharmacy, and the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. He has also served an advisory consultant to Upjohn, Glaxo SmithKline, Merck, Hoechst Marion Rousell, and PCS.
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 an MS Degree in Pharmacy Administration from the University of Iowa (1977).
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, the University of Iowa Distinguished Alumni Award, the Drake University Weaver Medal of Honor, and the University of Iowa Osterhaus Medal for Lifetime Achievement. Mr. Temple served as Chair of the Board of Trustees from 2013-2018.