Developing C-Store Leaders

The NACS Executive Leadership Program hones the skills needed to lead today’s—and tomorrow’s—convenience retailing companies.

April 18, 2019

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Leading a convenience store and fuel retailing company has its own set of challenges, something the NACS Executive Leadership Program recognizes. With its customized programming designed specifically for the convenience and fuel retailing industry, the program will equip participants with the leadership skills needed to successfully navigate a competitive marketplace. The NACS Executive Leadership Program runs August 4-8 at the Dyson School at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.

"Quite honestly, that one week changed me from a manager into a leader,” said NACS Chairman Frank Gleeson, president of Aramark Northern Europe. “The connection with NACS and other Executive Leadership Program attendees gave me the knowledge to build a team at Statoil and develop the first American-style convenience store in Ireland.”

This program teaches convenience leaders how to reflect on and refine their leadership skills, prepare for the demands of key company roles, access 360-degree feedback assessments and individual coaching and engage in group case studies that build a network of peers to help address tomorrow’s business challenges.

Attendees also will hear from top industry leaders speaking to today’s biggest challenges in the workforce. Participating companies include Circle K Stores Inc., Ipiranga Produtos de Petróleo S.A., Kum & Go LC and Shell International Oil Company Limited.

“I actively seek and develop strong leaders within our organization due to the competitive nature of the convenience store industry,” said Kyle J. Krause, chairman and CEO of Kum & Go. “I strongly believe the NACS Executive Leadership Program at Cornell University has provided executives throughout Kum & Go with strong skills and expansive knowledge that is second to none.”

For more information and to register for the NACS Executive Leadership Program at Cornell, click here.