Michael Eckhardt is the Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Risk Officer, and Secretary for Wawa Inc. He has responsibility for the company's internal audit, enterprise risk management, legal, loss prevention, quality assurance, risk management, and safety teams. Michael joined Wawa in 2005 and became General Counsel in 2011. He previously held the position of Associate General Counsel at Wawa. Before joining Wawa, Michael worked for Dechert LLP and Pepper Hamilton LLP in the Corporate and Securities groups. He earned his B.A. degree in Political Science from American University and his law degree from Temple University. Michael serves on the Board of Directors, and as President, of the Wawa Associates In Need Fund, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to assisting Wawa associates suffering from catastrophic events in their lives. Michael is also past President of the Greater Philadelphia chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel.