Volunteer of the Year 2010
Randy Lewis -Milton P. Levy, Jr. Volunteer of the Year 2010
LaunchAbility is takes great pride in naming Randy Lewis, one man who is changing thousands of lives as the Milton P. Levy, Jr. Volunteer of the Year for 2010.
Randy Lewis is senior vice president of Supply Chain and Logistics for Walgreens in Deerfield, Illinois. He is responsible for the design and operation of Walgreens supply chain network including operations, engineering, IT systems, and inventory management. In addition to imports, Mr. Lewis oversees Walgreens’ domestic network of fifteen automated distribution centers and one of the U.S.’s largest private fleets to supply its 7,000 stores throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Lewis was instrumental in introducing a new concept to Walgreens that would transform the company’s distribution centers and employment opportunities. Walgreens’ two newest distribution centers employ an inclusive and integrated workforce composed of 40% of persons with disabilities (PWD) who are held to the same work standards and earn the same pay as “typically-abled” fellow workers. As a result of this success of serving both shareholders and the community, Walgreens has set a goal of employing 1,000 people with disabilities (approximately ten percent of the workforce) in its distribution centers by 2010.
Lewis began his career at Accenture and finished his consulting career as a partner with Ernst & Young. Lewis joined Walgreens in 1992 as divisional vice president of logistics and planning. He was promoted to vice president in 1995 and to senior vice president in 1999.
Lewis graduated from the University of Texas, where he earned a B.B.A. in accounting in 1971, a B.A. in economics in 1974 and an M.B.A. in 1975. He served in the Peace Corps in Peru from 1971 to 1973. He worked his way through graduate school as a dance instructor at Arthur Murray.
He has been chairman of the Distribution/Logistics Committee for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, and has served on the board of directors for Tim Hortons International. He is currently on the board of directors of Wendy’s/Arby’s Group.
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