President and CEO, Wawa
Chris Gheysens is President & CEO of Wawa, a chain of more
than 650 convenient, fast-casual-to-go stores located in six
states in the Mid-Atlantic region and Florida. Wawa is a family
and associate-owned, privately-held company with approximately
23,000 associates who strive to fulfi ll the lives of their
customers and communities every day by creating lasting
connections, and providing convenient, fresh and inviting experiences
for over 1.5 million customers, each day.
Chris is honored to have served Wawa Associates for more
than sixteen years, previously holding the position of Chief
Financial and Administrative Offi cer from January 2007 to
December 2011, with responsibility for all Financial, Legal
and Human Resource functions. Prior to joining Wawa, Chris
worked in the audit practice at Deloitte and Touche, LLP in
Philadelphia where he primarily focused on the retail industry,
serving clients such as Reading China and Glass, The Wall
Music, Pep Boys, and Wawa.
Chris graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of
Science in Accountancy in 1993. He obtained his Masterís of
Business Administration from Saint Josephís University and is
a Certifi ed Public Accountant in New Jersey.
Chris has been an active member of the Board of Directors for
the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red
Cross since 2009. Chris was appointed in 2013 to the Board of
Directors for the National Association of Convenience Stores.
He also serves on the Foundation Board of Overseers for Childrenís
Hospital of Philadelphia, Deanís Advisory Committee
for the Villanova School of Business, and is a member of the
Economic Advisory Committee for the Federal Reserve Bank