Randy Lewis
Randy Lewis

During his 16-year tenure as Walgreens' chief supply chain officer, Randy pioneered a disability hiring model that has resulted in 20% of its logistics workforce  being composed of people with disabilities who perform the same jobs, earn the same pay and are held to the same performance standards as fellow team members. The U.S. National Governors Association has referred to it as the “gold standard of disability employment” and it has been replicated in companies in the US and other countries such as Procter & Gamble, UPS, Lowe’s, Meijer, Marks and Spencer. Since retiring in 2012, Randy devotes his time teaching others the lessons learned in developing disability hiring initiatives that result in a more inclusive and effective workforce for business, improve the well-being of the community and have positive impact for all those involved, with and without disabilities.

His efforts have been hauled as the most successful initiative of its kind, with many companies such as Microsoft, Loewe’s, and Marks and Spencers copying his model.