Gregory Wasson

  Male      American      Business Person

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Gregory David Wasson (born 1958) is an American business executive, president and CEO of Walgreens until December 2014, when Stefano Pessina became acting CEO.

Gregory David Wasson was born in 1958 in Delphi, Indiana, the second of five children of Richard "Dick" and Phyllis Wasson. His family lived in Delphi until he was 13, and then moved to nearby Monticello, Indiana, where his parents still he lived. Wasson graduated from Twin Lakes High School.

Two of Wasson's relatives were pharmacists, and they encouraged him to study pharmacy at Purdue University. Wasson met his future wife there, also a pharmacy student. They married on their graduation day.

Wasson joined Walgreens as a pharmacy intern in 1980 while a student. Three days after his marriage, they relocated to Houston, where he had a post as a management trainee. He was managing his first store four months later...

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