Egan is committed to his family. One of six children raised by a single mother, he dropped out of high school at age 14 to find work to support his family. Now, he’s committed to a growing family of his own, as he and his wife Jessica just welcomed their first child.
Egan is also deeply committed to disability inclusion. In fact, he got his start at Walgreens in Anderson, South Carolina, as a training coordinator supporting the Transitional Work Group (TWG), which is one of two company placement programs for people with disabilities. TWG focuses on hiring for Walgreens distribution centers, while Retail Employees with Disabilities (REDI) focuses on filling cashier and other retail roles.
But Egan’s passion for working with people with disabilities started much earlier. Egan worked several jobs to pay his way at Clemson University, including teaching classes for young adults with disabilities through the ClemsonLIFE program and working as an equipment manager for the Clemson football team. Through these jobs is how Egan met his best friend and the eventual best man at his wedding, David Saville. Egan says Saville, who has Down syndrome, is a leader of the disability inclusion movement on Clemson’s campus and beyond.
It's team members like Egan who propel WBA’s commitment to disability inclusion as a company—a commitment we’ve recently doubled down on. WBA is dedicated to increasing the representation of people with disabilities at all levels across the company’s U.S. segments, and has redesigned its annual bonus plan in the U.S. to include a disability representation metric to drive this commitment.
Learn more about how Egan embodies WBA’s core value of “committed” in the first episode of “Personal Best,” a new series by Walgreens. In this series, we’ll highlight team members who stand for our core values—courageous, connected, committed and curious—in their personal and professional lives.
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