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Randy Lewis        

Founder of The Nogwog Disability Initiative, Former Senior VP for Supply Chain & Logistics at Walgreens & Author of "No Greatness Without Goodness"

Peace Corps Volunteer, Arthur Murray dance instructor and accidental advocate, Randy Lewis served as Walgreens’ chief supply chain officer for sixteen years as the chain grew from 1,500 to 8,000.

He pioneered a disability employment model in its distribution centers that resulted in ten percent of its entire workforce consisting of people with disabilities (1,000+ PWDs) who are held to the same performance standards, are paid the same wages and work side-by-side with non-disabled workers. It began with the launch of a distribution center in 2007 which became the world’s first-ever large-scale deployment of people with disabilities (40% of the workforce) in a mission critical site. The facility remains the most productive in the company’s 120-year history. From there the model has spread to its other distribution centers and to other companies in the U.S. and abroad including companies such as UPS, Toyota, Procter & Gamble, Marks & Spencer (UK), and Natura (Brazil).

His book, "No Greatness Without Goodness," was released in April 2014 and was named by Fast Company’s 10 New Books You Need To Read This Year. The book recounts the story of how the initiative came about and what led to its success. He remains active in promoting disability employment around the world and advising companies and communities in their efforts.

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