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Wawa, Inc., a privately held company, traces its roots back to 1803 as an iron foundry in New Jersey. In 1964, the first Wawa Food Market was opened in Folsom, PA. Today the company operates more than 540 stores in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylv...
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awa plans to eventually open 25 to 35 stores in the greater Jacksonville area, said Wawa President and CEO Chris Gheysens."
Wawa plans to eventually open ...
Wawa plans to eventually open 25 to 35 stores in the greater Jacksonville area, said Wawa President and CEO Chris Gheysens.
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YPN Meets Wawa CEO Chris Gheysens
On November 6, YPN welcomed Chris Gheysens, President & CEO of Wawa, to a sold-out crowd of 100 people as part of the Professional Development Committee's Know the CEO series.
shared several lessons he
has learned over the course of his
You really have to be passionate about what you do in order to be successful.
Chris never imagined becoming the CEO of Wawa but because of his passion, he found himself yearning for more responsibility.
In addition, his
identity is aligned with Wawa
's culture and values, so he
is able to authentically express himself at work.
Chris views himself as a servant leader, never putting his
agenda first, and always doing the right thing for the people he
It is important to have a personal mission and vision.
Once you are clear on that, make sure how you spend your time and the organization you work for is aligned with your mission and vision.
Don't let setbacks hold you back from pursuing your goals.
applied for two jobs at Wawa
did not get and instead of focusing on what he
chose to focus on further developing himself and his
skills so that he
would be in a better position when the next opportunity came up.
Find people to mentor you.
As a mentee, your responsibility is to initiate the relationship and meetings and have a clear agenda.
Surround yourself with people who are not like you; people who excel in areas you would like to develop.
has a coach who is not afraid to ask him the really tough questions to stretch him.
As a CEO, this is especially important to him because oftentimes people want to please him, not challenge him.
At the end of the program, YPN
was currently reading so we could add it to our PD Book Shelf.
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Wawa CEO Chris Gheysens welcomed everyone to the gala.