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Chris Gheysens was appointed president of Wawa, Inc., headquartered in Wawa, PA, in 2012 and was named president and CEO in 2013. He joined Wawa in 1997 and became the company's chief financial and administrative officer in 2007. Gheysens previously worked in the audit practice at Deloitte LLP in Philadelphia. He has been an active member of the board of directors for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross since 2009.
Gheysens has been a member of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation Board of Overseers since 2015. He is also a member of the National Association of Convenience Stores board of directors and a chair of the Dean's Advisory Council for the Villanova University School of Business. He has an M.B.A. from St. Joseph's University and a B.S. in accountancy from Villanova University.