David Maher graduated from the University of Iowa in 1964. Maher worked with American Stores Company for 36 years, serving as vice chairman and president. He is founder, chairman, and general partner of DMM Enterprises, LLP. Maher is a board member of Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacies and QVL Pharmacies. He is also a former chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. Maher received the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumni Award in 1998 and the University of Iowa Distinguished Alumni Award in 2000. Maher is an active member of the College of Pharmacy Executive Leadership Board, where he plays a critical role in providing insight and direction for the college. He received an honorary doctor of pharmacy degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Health Sciences in 1997.