Previously, he served as president of operations and community management where he was responsible for bringing together all Walgreens services in markets and communities across the country. He also oversees Walgreens real estate, construction and facilities as well as the company’s supply chain and distribution.
Wagner joined Walgreens in 1977 as a service clerk and, after managing several stores, was promoted to district manager in 1993. He was operational vice president and served as company treasurer 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 to president of operations and community management. In September 2014 he was named to his current position.
Wagner serves on the board of directors for Junior Achievement of Chicago, Inc. He is also a board member for the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce's disability works initiative, which aims to have companies hire more people with disabilities. Wagner also serves on the Industry Advisory Board for the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, the Moody Bible Institute Board of Trustees and the Ravinia Board of Trustees.
Wagner earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Northern Kentucky University in 1985 and a master’s degree in business management from Western New England College, Springfield, Mass., in 1993.