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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor 

Wawa Credits Success to Valuing Employees, Servant Leadership

Incoming Board Chair Lives in Mountain Lake


Last updated 1/1/2020 at 10:36am

Chevon Baccus

Incoming Wawa Board Chairman George Wood speaks to Kiwanis

A Wawa convenience retail store manager who completes 25 years can retire a multimillionaire because of the company's lucrative profit-sharing program, according to George Wood, who will become the company's chairman of the board next June.

Wood will take over from his brother Dick, who is also his next door neighbor in the exclusive gated community of Mountain Lake, just outside the Lake Wales city limits. The brothers are the third generation to own homes in Mountain Lake, and Wood remembers fondly his time spent here as a boy.

Speaking to the Kiwanis Club of Lake Wales Dec. 16 Wood credi...

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