It was a privilege to attend the grand opening of the distribution plant in Anderson, South Carolina. Many employees, almost all of them disabled, told me of their great affection for and gratitude toward Randy. His support of their abilities to help Walgreens as employees of the company provides them self-confidence, growth, and a future as productive citizens. This book reveals the path Randy followed to his incredible success in the corporate world and highlights how much his success is rooted in family and faith. Few executives have done what Randy has accomplished, but all of us can use him as a role model for superior, contemporary leadership. I am a better person for knowing him and his family and calling them friends.
Possessed with passion and skill, Randy Lewis spearheaded the effort to transform Walgreens distribution facilities into a work environment that was welcoming, inclusive, and supportive of people with disabilities. This book tells this touching and moving story—one that is both highly personal and extremely professional—in Randy’s own words. Building on a successful heritage, Randy courageously led his team into uncharted yet extremely rewarding territory by integrating hardworking but humbled people yearning for purpose and eager to contribute. The results are thrilling. It is a wonderful story to read and witness.
As he tells his remarkable story, Randy inspires my students to give of themselves for returns they can receive for their whole lives.
© 2017 — J. Randolph Lewis.