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Rite-Aid CEO Mary Sammons - 

Executive Snapshot

Who: Mary Sammons, president, chairman, and chief executive officer of Rite Aid Corporation.

Education: Earned a bachelor's degree in French from Marylhurst College in Oregon.

What you may not know: She had a brief career as a teacher before she joined Portland-based retailer Fred Meyer.

Personal: Sammons lives with her husband Nickolas in Pennsylvania near Camp Hill. They have one son.

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