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Lutgert College of Business
Lutgert College of Business
This Year's Event
Thursday, October 30, 2014:
The Wawa Way
Featured Speaker
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Lecture October 30, 2014: Featured Speaker

Chris Gheysens

Chris Gheysens
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 of Philadelphia.


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