Speaker Information

Distinguished Speaker's Luncheon Series


Friday, October 6, 2017

11:45am to 1:00pm

Mr. Mark Wagner

President (Ret.), Walgreens Inc.


Our 32nd season kicks off on October 6 with the engaging story of one of the retail industry’s enduring leaders.  You’ll want to make plans now to hear the life story of Mark Wagner, retired President of Walgreens Boots Alliance.


Mark joined Walgreens in 1977 as a service clerk in Florence, Kentucky, after managing several stores, was promoted to district manager in 1993. He was operational vice president and served as company treasurer in 1999 before being named senior vice president of store operations in 2002 and executive vice president of store operations in 2006. In September 2010, he was named president of operations and community management, and in September 2014, he was named president of business operations. He held this position prior to becoming a Managing Director of Retail Pharmacy International.

During his nearly 40-year career at Walgreens and WBA, Mark was an inspirational leader, who brought a real passion for the company, its team members and of course, its customers. Those who know Mark always remark on his humility and dedication to relationships and the community.  This dedication was evident as Mark delivered value across the enterprise through not only his exceptional operational acumen but also through championing our team members with disabilities, and leading Walgreens focus on community through strong local events and engagement. Throughout his tenure, regardless of his role, he upheld the highest standards with integrity.  


Mark earned his B.S in marketing from Northern Kentucky University and an M.B.A from Western New England University. 


The retail landscape has changed dramatically in the past several decades and Mark has been a part of Walgreen’s success at staying relevant in face of competition from not only across the street but also on the internet.   Mark will tell his story of life at the corner of faith and business.  This is a great opportunity to share lunch—and your faith—with a coworker, so don’t forget to invite them.


The luncheon starts at 11:45 am and finishes promptly at 1pm on Friday, October 6 at The Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd. in Chicago.


Attire is business casual (no jeans). The luncheon is $35. A whole table (seats 8) can be reserved for $250, half tables for $130.


Reservations can be made in two ways:


  • Credit card – Visa or MasterCard. Reservations must be made before noon on Tuesday, October 3, by calling Kaitlyn Schwenck at 312-327-8600.

  • Checks, made out to MBN, can be sent to The Moody Church, 1635 North LaSalle Blvd., Chicago, IL 60614. Checks must be received by October 3.


Changes and/or cancellations must be done no later than 12:00 pm on the Wednesday prior to the luncheon; otherwise you will be responsible for payment based on your guaranteed reservation.

We look forward to seeing you at the next MBN luncheon!