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NACS Annual Reports > AR2022 > Learning and Growing Together

NACS Executive Education programs develop and advance leaders in our industry. Each of our five programs are designed to create nimble, adaptive strategists and thinkers that help forward-thinking organizations grow and evolve.

In 2022, all five programs were live and in-person for the first time since 2019—and sold out!

NACS Executive Education

Who attended these programs? In 2022, there were:

207 total attendees,

of which 28% were internationally based, and

attendees joined their peers from 45 NACS member companies.

Those who have attended three or more Executive Education programs earn the prestigious NACS Master of Convenience designation. Created in 2019, the designation acknowledges leaders who have invested in their personal leadership development. The highest industry-recognized achievement available, becoming a NACS Master of Convenience is a sought-after title that’s cause for celebration.

To commemorate and award their achievement, the NACS Master of Convenience recipients are invited to attend the invite-only NACS Leadership Forum. At this exclusive event, attendees learn alongside industry leaders and network at receptions and dinners. Recipients will be recognized from the Leadership Forum stage and presented with a special certificate and pin.

These individuals have earned the NACS Masters of Convenience designation: 

  • Pablo Andonie, AMPM Latam
  • Jose Chua Ang, Jr., Philippine Seven Corp.
  • Chris Boling, Casey’s General Stores, Inc.
  • Kelly Anne Bucher, Casey’s
  • Lisa Dell’Alba, Square One Markets, Inc.
  • Anne Gauthier, St. Romain Oil Company
  • Joseph Hobson, Maverik, Inc.
  • Kristin Jarabek, Kum & Go, L.C.
  • Francis Santos Medina, Philippine Seven Corp.
  • Joyce B. Pingel, formerly with Kum & Go, L.C.
  • Gary Price, Love’s Travel Stops
  • Markus Schroeder, Shell Deutschland Oil

The following 2022-23 NACS Master of Convenience recipients attended the 2023 NACS Leadership Forum and were recognized onstage among their peers and industry leaders with a special certificate and pin. These individuals are:

  • Rodolfo Castillo, AMPM Centro America
  • Edwin de Graaff, Shell International Petroleum Company Limited
  • Staci Donahue, 7-Eleven, Inc.
  • Nichole Evans, Par Mar Oil Co.
  • Sharan Kalva, C-Store Master
  • Teoman Ozben, Shell International Petroleum Company Limited
  • Donald R. Rhoads, The Convenience Group, LLC
  • Rashid Samiev, Mega Saver

We build leaders who transform industries.

Each immersive program is designed to actualize potential. Which will you and your team attend?

July 16-21, 2023

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Endowed by Cash Depot

July 23-28, 2023

Northwestern University
Endowed by Jack Link’s

July 30-August 3, 2023

Cornell University
Endowed by Reynolds

November 5-10, 2023

MIT Sloan School of Management
Endowed by Gilbarco Veeder-Root and Mondelēz International Inc.

November 12-17, 2023

Yale School of Management
Endowed by Altria Group Distribution Company, bp and Frito-Lay

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