Peace Corps volunteer, Arthur Murray dance instructor, Ernst and Young partner, Fortune 50 senior executive and best-selling author. Before retiring in 2013 as Senior Vice President, he led Walgreens’ logistics division for sixteen years as the chain grew from 1,500 to 8,000 stores with the most advanced logistics network in its industry.
Randy remains active in business and serves as a director of The Wendy’s Company, a publicly-owned national restaurant chain. He maintains an active speaking schedule about the advantages of hiring those with disabilities.
After retiring from Walgreens, Randy founded the NOGWOG Disability Initiative. The non-profit organization is dedicated to the expansion of hiring the disabled by Fortune 500 companies based upon the Walgreens experience. The Initiative is funded wholly by speaker fees and royalties from Randy’s best-selling book, No Greatness Without Goodness.
Representative Interviews of My Work
A Story of Personal Growth
“No Greatness without Goodness is an inspirational story. Randy, with ease and integrity, did the right thing in business, and everyone involved—from stakeholders to the disadvantaged—came out as winners. This book is about triumph, not just in the corporate world, but especially in the lives of people with disabilities.”
Paul House – Chairman of Tim Horton’s International
“A remarkable and inspiring story of how a father learned some of life’s most important lessons from his autistic son and launched a revolution in career opportunities for the disabled. Sprinkled throughout with humor and wisdom, this is the “feel good” book of the year, and the best part is that it’s all true.”
William E. Kirwan – Chancellor of University System of Maryland
The Man Behind the Story
Randy Lewis bet his career that he could create an inclusive workplace at one of America’s biggest corporations where people with disabilities could not just succeed, but thrive. No Greatness Without Goodness is the powerful story of a corporate executive who, after watching the world through the eyes of his own child with autism, Austin, realized that we all have a greater responsibility to make the world a better place for everyone, including those with disabilities.
As the Senior Vice President of Walgreens, Randy has created thousands of full-time jobs for people with disabilities. Read this firsthand account of what it takes to lead with courage in order to change people’s lives.
All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to support the NOGWOG Disability Initiative, a non-profit dedicated to improving employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
Congress Wanted to Know About the Success
As Walgreens efforts to employ people with disabilities, Randy was invited to testify before the Senate.